Defining Satire

Examples of Satire

Work Time

Brainstorm a list of modern television shows that you believe qualify as satire. Share your list with a partner or group and accept feedback on your choices. Offer your response to your classmates’ lists as well. Which examples are strong? Which are not?

Select a choice from your list and consider the following questions.

  • What makes it satire?
  • Did you know that it was criticizing society when you watched it?
  • What makes people like the show so much?

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