Term: Satire

Definition:

Satire is a form of humour where the writer or speaker tries to make the reader or listener have a negative opinion about someone, by laughing at them, making them seem ridiculous or foolish etc. If someone is being satirical, their aim is not just to amuse, but to affect the person that they dislike; to hurt them, ruin them, etc.


 

See Also: Hyperbole; Understatement; Litotes; Sarcasm; Figure of Speech

Category: Literature