Identifying Concrete Details & Examples

Unit Accomplishments and Guiding Questions


Review the Unit Accomplishments and ask your teacher any questions you have about them:

  • Research an aspect of modern life that you would like to lampoon.
  • Read from satirists across history to absorb the style and forms of humor and institutions satirized.
  • Write your own satire, drawing on techniques of famous satirists to criticize your target.

Then review the unit’s Guiding Questions:

  • What is satire, and when is it too harsh?
  • How can humor and irony make you more persuasive?
  • What do you think is funny? How far would you go to satirize it?
  • Who gets more reaction—satirists or protesters?