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  •  Your reading comprehension... (1+ / 0-)
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    theatre goon

    has some serious failure points.

    Your hate-mail will be graded.

    by PavePusher on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:51:24 PM PST

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    •  lanx satura (0+ / 0-)
      The expression lanx satura literally means "a full dish of various kinds of fruits."[4]
      I'm sure you know what a non-sequitor is, how loose associations and absurd assertions can be used as rhetorical devices. You do recognize satire, intentional irony and sarcasm, don't you?

      Pave, I know you like to dish it out, but can you tell when you are being served a rhetorical fruit salad?

      Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.[1] Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

      A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm—"in satire, irony is militant"[2]—but parody, burlesque, exaggeration,[3] juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing.
      This "militant" irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of (or at least accept as natural) the very things the satirist wishes to attack.

      Satire is nowadays found in many artistic forms of expression, including literature, plays, commentary, and media such as lyrics.

      The word satire comes from the Latin word satur and the subsequent phrase lanx satura. Satur meant "full," but the juxtaposition with lanx shifted the meaning to "miscellany or medley": the expression lanx satura literally means "a full dish of various kinds of fruits."[4]

      No officer, I didn't mean to shoot my girl friend with multiple rounds. Yes, officer I did put the ammo and the magazine in the oven. How was I supposed to know she would use the oven for baking? - ST. PETERSBURG, FL, 2/18/13

      by LilithGardener on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:02:31 AM PST

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