Welcome to Satire and The American Dream

You are here because you are all students in my Junior year English course, The American Dream. Here on this blog you will be posting your writing about satire, examples of satire you create, and discussions about the use of irony and satire in our culture today. You are all contributors to this blog! So get ready to post up your brilliant writing and laugh at the foibles of human nature.

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Welcome to Satire and The American Dream

Horatian or Juvenalian?

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Horatian satire: After the Roman satirist Horace:  Satire in which the voice is indulgent, tolerant, amused, and witty. The speaker holds up to gentle ridicule the absurdities and follies of human beings, aiming at producing in the reader not the anger of a Juvenal, but a wry smile.

Juvenalian satire: After the Roman satirist Juvenal:  Formal satire in which the speaker attacks vice and error with contempt and indignation. Juvenalian satire in its realism and its harshness is in strong contrast to Horatian satire.

from http://www.nku.edu/~rkdrury/422/satire_terms.html
Horatian or Juvenalian?