Satires are poems or stories that are written to criticize or parody a particular topic. They often use humor to show how the subject matter is wrong or ridiculous.

  • The satire of the article criticized the way that the author talked about the topic.

  • The satire of the article parodied the way that the author wrote about the topic.

Definition of satires


witty language used to convey insults or scorn


caustic remark, irony, sarcasm

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Example Sentences for satires

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    The parody of Virgil satirizes Shadwell.

  • 2

    He is just using a little irony to satirize the rabid Fox.

  • 3

    Diminution is a satirical technique.

  • 4

    It is a satire, windup, spoof, whatever.

  • 5

    He was more inclined to satire.

  • 6

    The book, by the way, wasn't satirical.

  • 7

    The record is a satire of the Reagan Administration.

  • 8

    They are typically rapped, and are humorous or satiric.

  • 9

    Nevertheless, the poem is still a satire and not a lamentation.

  • 10

    I was feigning ignorance for the sake of satire.