Well-fed on Satire #HumpDay #Wednesday


I miss Jon Stewart. The new guy does a good enough job, but Jon’s age and accumulated wisdom did much to add to his satire.  I miss you Jon. You spoke truth wrapped in humor until the truth grew too ugly and uncomfortable to make a joke about. I get it. I wish you and your family much joy in helping animals. What a fine man you are.

Since the world needs more laughs, I’ve decided to do a blog series on satire.  The word satire owes its roots to the Latin for well-fed as in saturated. Think about that. Laughter really does feed the soul. If you examine this soul-food you’ll discover three main forms of irony in Satire.  And that’s where I’ll begin.

Irony, what is it?

ironyIrony
noun
1. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
2. Literature– a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.

 

Today’s post is about Dramatic Irony. What’s that exactly? It’s a form of satire understood by the reader/audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. The result is the reader/audience has a greater knowledge than the characters themselves.

In the old I Love Lucy clip I’ve chosen, we know what’s going to happen with that conveyor belt before Lucy does.

😀 You’re welcome.

My Hump Day Happenings Around the Web~
Books Hooks
http://madelinearcher.blogspot.com/
Paranormal Love Wednesday
http://calliopesotherwritingtablet.blogspot.com/
Hump Day Blurb Share (open promo opportunity for you!)
http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/

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The Changeling Book TourA 5-star review of The Changeling!

My other new release~
Entice Me
– a multi-author collection for 99¢. My story is Heart of Stone
And 5-star reviews for Entice Me too.

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leafWords worth mentioning for October

“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.”
~Tecumseh

 

 

RB4U purpleToday is Author Renee Vincent’s blog day
http://romancebooks4us.blogspot.com/

Ending soon– OUR ENTICE ME CONTEST
In honor of the first anthology by the Authors of Romance Books ‘4’ Us, we’re running an additional October contest. Prizes include a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a terrific “super power” Romance Reader or Romance Author t-shirt. If you’re into romances, the t-shirt will make you smile.
There are three ways to enter!
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Romance Books ‘4’ Us
The October contest is on! We have $100 in gift cards for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes often include ebooks, print books, audiobooks, additional gift cards, and non-book items.
http://www.romancebooks4us.com/

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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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