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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!

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    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?


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    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


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    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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