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The Definition of Satire and a Short Example

Updated on April 21, 2012

A Satire Can Hurt Just as a Fire Burns


Satire- a Definition and an Example

I hear people all the time say, "satire is so stupid; I don't get it." The point of a satire is to bring about social change through the use of sarcasm and/ or irony.

Sometimes you have to read it a few times; sometimes the author can be misunderstood. A satire usually does not have a rhyme scheme-it's more of a free verse, or a narrative. I created mine one day I was thinking about all of the people in this world getting plastic surgery and wanting to look "perfect". I thought about the image we are putting in young minds that if they don't like the way God made them, then they can pay a doctor to make them look any way they want. Feel free to comment: Here it is:

How To Get Skinny and Beautiful in No Time at all- a Satire

If you really want advice on how to lose weight, watch a morbidly obese person down a bigmac, large fry, chicken pot pie, fried pickles, twinkies, a large soda, and an apple pie with ice cream on the side. As they salivate and moan over their meal, you will look like a chicken bone. Or else, it will make you so sick, you won’t be able to eat for a week.

If you want to get skinny, take a vegan hunting. Have them load the gun, sit in a tree stand, and work for their meal. You’ll end up eating a dandelion salad with fresh honey from the bee hive. You might just eat anything to stay alive.

If you want to lose thirty pounds in thirty days, get liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast reduction. While you are sucking it out, also get cheek implants, lip injections, and don’t forget to lose those wrinkles! Get a face lift, some botox, and some permanent black eyeliner.

If you are mad at your parents, pierce something-your nose, your tongue, your cheek, your back, or get a tattoo on your toes.

Dye your hair some random color like pink and don’t even care for one second what people think!

Take my advice and you will be skinny, beautiful, and unique in one week- but not for long- since everyone else wants to change and they’ll all look just like you in no time at all.

© 2012 FreezeFrame34

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    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Funny hub, but you get your point across and satire seems to have more impact with people than coming straight out with "this is bad or stupid". Well written FreezeFrame. Voted up.

    • FreezeFrame34 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks for reading and commenting, rajan jolly! Irony and wit are great with a side of satire!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I like to use satire with irony and wit rather than sarcasm , so it doesn't hurt. Great read.

    • FreezeFrame34 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks everyone for reading, commenting, and sharing!

    • ThoughtSandwiches profile image


      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada


      I like me some good sarcasm! If I get a chance to wrap it up in some satire...all the better! Excellent illustrations you have here!


      PS...I voted that I want to change some stuff...but no surgery. I'm just not into surgery!

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      Christina M. Castro 

      6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Making fun of something should never be taken seriously.

    • FreezeFrame34 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      They always have a low score when they are published unless you wait a day or two to publish. When people start to read and comment though, the score pops on up. I did share so maybe that will help.

    • FreezeFrame34 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Charleston SC

      Thanks Becky Katz! I was assuming I would get a low score with it, but it was something I wanted to do! Thanks again!

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      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I love this but then I understand satire and use sarcasm a lot.


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