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Question

Which piece of writing is an example of a satire?
A. A novel about children who take over a school to indirectly criticize the government's policies
B. A letter to the editor that states your opinion about why the city should install a new baseball field
C. A tale about a rabbit who loses a race to a turtle because he is overconfident in his ability to win
D. A story about a poor couple who help a homeless stranger and are rewarded for their selflessness

2 Answer

  • letter A is a satire
  • Answer: The piece of writing that is an example of satire is A. A novel about children who take over a school to indirectly criticize the government's policies

    Explanation: A satire is a literary device that consists in using humour and exaggeration to reveal and criticize certain ideas generally linked to politics and corruption. In that way, satire is mainly used to expose a society's flaws. Option A. is the correct option because it is the only one that presents a ridiculous situation (children taking over a school) to provide the readers with a radical political critique (the government's policies).

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