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1

What is Satire?

- It is oblique criticism in humorous form
- It often allows the writer to attract and persuade a larger audience (because of its humour/ it softens the blow of the critique in a certain way) and avoid direct resistance through such means as censorship
- It is laced with irony

2

What is the Travelogue from Swift?

It is often touched by the fantastic so the reader will approach it as allegory and not read it as reality.

3

What are the three (3) levels of Satire?

1) Surface enjoyment and entertainment
2) Universal satire
3) Contextual satire

4

What is "utopia"?

Point = Get us to dream, it is about the desire of wanting something better