Posted by Laura on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:33pm.
What is the one of e.e. cumings poems ' anyone lived in a pretty how town' and 'old age sticks'? Where is the satire? To me, satire is funny, and I don't find either of these to be funny!
english - SraJMcGin, Friday, June 26, 2009 at 1:15am
Here is more background on the poem:
What makes you think "satire" has to be funny? Did you look up all the meanings in a good dictionary?
english - SraJMcGin, Friday, June 26, 2009 at 1:17am
P.S. Look carefully at this definition of "satire" from the Online Merriam Webster Dictionary:
1. 1 a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn
2. 2 trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly - Synonym - see wit
english - Laura, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 12:52am
The American Experience: California Edition (Prentice Hall Literature
Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes
This is the textbook we are using and it says, " Satire is writing in which an author uses humor to ridicule or criticize certain individuals, institutions, types of behavior, or even humanity in general".
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