Understanding Satire Worksheet
Part A: Twain and McCullough
Provide supporting evidence from the texts to support your responses to these questions. All answers should be in the form of complete sentences. 1. What is the issue Twain is satirizing?
1. The issue Twain is satirizing is that youths are being told how to live and how to act when they get older. 2. What techniques does Twain use to create his satire?
1. Twain uses a lot of humor and sarcasm throughout his story to create his satire. 3. What is the issue McCullough is satirizing?
1. The issue that McCullough is satirizing is that he wants us to be more of our own person. To think about ourselves first before we think of others. 4. What techniques does McCullough use to create his satire? 1. The techniques that McCullough uses to create satire are understatement and I believe hyperbole. 5. How effectively do the techniques used communicate Twain’s position? 1. The techniques used to communicate Twain’s position are a little far fetch because he exaggerates just a little to get his point across to the students he is talking to. 6. How effectively do the techniques used communicate McCullough’s position? 1. The techniques used to communicate McCullough’s position are also a little far fetch because he also exaggerates the truth to get you to see that if you want something you will fight for it; not let someone take it from you. 7. How are the messages communicated by Twain and McCullough similar? 1. The messages communicated by Twain and McCullough similar because they both explain that life doesn’t come easy and if you want to make a change in your life, you have to fight for what is yours.
8. Which message could you relate to more? Explain why in a minimum of three sentences. 1. I could relate to McCullough’s message more because he explains that life first starts with making yourself happy. Through life you have to overcome the terrible things to get to the happy moment in your...
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