Essay on Satire and Happy People

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Part A: Twain and McCullough
Provide supporting evidence from the texts to support your responses to these questions. All answers should be in the form of complete sentences.

1. What is the issue Twain is satirizing?
Twain’s satire is that he wants the kids to take his advice and learn from it. Normally you get advice to be patient and diligent in college or when you get a career, but in this case he gives you this advice to become a batter liar in a humorous and entertaining way.
2. What techniques does Twain use to create his satire?
He uses parody, wit, irony, hyperbole and understanding.
3. What is the issue McCullough is satirizing?
He is satirizing that don’t do stuff for other people, he wants to do stuff that will satisfy
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2. What is human institution or human weakness is being satirized in this piece?
The human weakness that is being satirized in this piece is that the man has had many regrets but he still thinks that he has good things on his way.
3. Identify and explain the types of humor devices used to create the satire.
The types of humors that I felt in this poem were wit, parody, and hyperbole.
4. How effectively do the techniques used communicate the creator’s position?
The techniques that they used to communicate with the creator’s position is very effective since this poem has been written in a very humble way showing what the writer felt when going through the writing process of this poem.
5. Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the satire. Explain your reasoning in a minimum of three sentences.
The overall effectiveness of this satire is that it’s very entertaining and fun poem to read as he was overstating the words and the sentences, which made me feel that it was just a perfect satire