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What methods can be used to explain the satire in literature to university students?

Methods such as explaining what satire is, differentiating it from parody, and showing students modern examples of satire through political cartoons and YouTube clips can help explain to students how satire works and help them better understand how it is used in literature.

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Firstly, it might be important to explain what satire is in general, as not all students are taught this in high school. Some might even confuse satire with parody, which is not uncommon since both can co-exist in a single work, so establishing the differences is recommended as well. Singling out common devices used in satire, such as exaggeration and irony , can also give students more of an idea of what...

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