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satire

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noun
  • a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision [Princeton Review]
  • attacking foolish or wicked behaviour by making fun of it, often by using sarcasm and parody [Barron]
  • a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn [Taisha]

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