The Enlightenment Modern Satire

Satire use in literature generally refers to the aspect of making jokes and fun of human character flaw or weakness. In most cases, satire use entails an inclusive decision of correcting or a need or even bettering a particular character, which is on a receiving end. In most cases, satire can turn out to be humorous or amusing. An example of a modern satire is in the pop culture in a TV series known as South Park. This program generally uses the aspect of satire as its primary medium. The satire aspect, in this case, is used for drawing attention to some of the flaws in society (Griffin 87). The American society at present is the focus of this particular program. Alternatively, the writing and the scripts for this particular show displays an excellent use of satire. In this particular program, the director uses the aspect of satire to describe American society. In doing this, the director uses humor, irony, and exaggeration to bring out his point to the audience.

The piece on the Declaration of Independence by Jonathan Swift reflects on various aspects generally. In this case, the essay tends to bring out passion and authority. The balance between these two artistry aspects is illuminated at the sentence levels throughout the essay. The syllable, word, and phrases demonstrate balance throughout the essay (Grafton 56). Swift choice of a topic shows the authority and passion of his political agenda. The essay tends to be strict and authoritative to the audience. Declaration of independence is a political topic, which already demonstrates authority. On the other hand, Swift’s passion stands to be on politics which he balances the two together effectively.


Work Cited
Griffin, Dustin H. Satire: A Critical Reintroduction. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1993. Print.
Grafton, John. The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865. Mineola, N.Y: Dover Publications, 2000. Internet resource.

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