How to write a satire

mistersato411
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Learn how to write a satire. Topics include the difference between irony and sarcasm, ways to know when an author is being ironic, as well as what is and isn't appropriate subject matter for satire.
I'm a public high school teacher near Seattle. I welcome comments and suggestions.
The music is royalty-free, from GarageBand.
Twitter @mistersato411

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  1. Emma Fielder
    Emma Fielder
    3 mánuðum síðan

    can someone do it for me

  2. Gabriel Martz
    Gabriel Martz
    5 mánuðum síðan

    Gavs anyone?

  3. jelly.rollish
    jelly.rollish
    5 mánuðum síðan

    i gotta write a 20 page satire story in cursive due tomorrow. thanks

  4. Dark Sev.
    Dark Sev.
    6 mánuðum síðan

    yobama

  5. ali philbert
    ali philbert
    6 mánuðum síðan

    literally doing my essay for ap lang due in four hours on the last example because i died laugh at the way he said why experience life with all the bumps and inconviences when you can PRETEND to live life on your new techno gadget ? 😂😭

  6. BODO BODO
    BODO BODO
    8 mánuðum síðan

    One of the best materials on you tube on this subject, clean, straight forward and on point.

  7. Revolution Insignia
    Revolution Insignia
    8 mánuðum síðan

    Satire is so difficult because it requires a few brain cells extra than the current status quo

  8. Yashaswi Katailiha
    Yashaswi Katailiha
    10 mánuðum síðan

    I can't use satire on my principal? Sorry, but that is one rule I can't follow.

  9. Moist Knees
    Moist Knees
    10 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you for making this, literally has helped me more than my teacher ever has.

  10. Trevguy
    Trevguy
    Ári síðan

    anyone else find this video on their own and not because they need it for school

  11. pBen
    pBen
    Ári síðan

    all youtube employees need to watch this

  12. Kishalay Sinha
    Kishalay Sinha
    Ári síðan

    I am infinitely grateful to incomparable ISpulse. - G

  13. Beckham
    Beckham
    Ári síðan

    I do this 24/7 😂 My mom: “Yo you should do chores more” Me: “Ok” Also me: “Chores are great cause you know you won’t do them” 😂🖕🏻

  14. The Pickliest Pickle
    The Pickliest Pickle
    Ári síðan

    *cough* I love South Park

  15. Jake Milad
    Jake Milad
    Ári síðan

    ANYONE ELSE HERE FROM MS CAMPBELLS CLASS LOL XD!!!!!!! like if you can relate.

    1. The Pickliest Pickle
      The Pickliest Pickle
      Ári síðan

      This is #relatable if I do have to say so myself

  16. 22Chris Alvarez
    22Chris Alvarez
    Ári síðan

    haha!! love this video especially the TV example. I hope all teachers could make learning this fun and motivating. Thank you for this :)

  17. chris beyer
    chris beyer
    Ári síðan

    Isn’t irony to expect one thing but to be met with the opposite result?

    1. chris beyer
      chris beyer
      Ári síðan

      mistersato411 Oh! I get it. Thanks for helping me understand

    2. mistersato411
      mistersato411
      Ári síðan

      That's situational irony. Here, I'm talking about verbal irony. I talk in a bit more detail about irony in my figurative language vid.

  18. Kishalay Sinha
    Kishalay Sinha
    Ári síðan

    Adam = Krishna / Ram / Hari / Ishwar/ Allah / Bhagawan hippies NL (Michaelangelo/Leonardo da Vinci, Jesus Christ, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon, Napoleon Hill etc.) and PF (Leonardo da Vinci/Michaelangelo, Peter, Tolstoy, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander, "Isaac Asimov" etc.) = sons of Adam/Krishna WF = John = CLONE of Adam/Krishna (There are many good clones and evil clones of the above.) Satan = f. Amit. Bach. K.S. = God Kishalay Sinha [G]

    1. Jeff Bell
      Jeff Bell
      Ári síðan

      What the hell?

  19. urusmomus gayus
    urusmomus gayus
    Ári síðan

    Nice video, but it didnt tell me how to write satire

  20. Rahul Gomes
    Rahul Gomes
    Ári síðan

    my high school English teachers love you

    1. mistersato411
      mistersato411
      Ári síðan

      It's not them, it's me.

    2. mistersato411
      mistersato411
      Ári síðan

      Please tell them I'd just like to be friends.

  21. halavana1
    halavana1
    Ári síðan

    really liking the reaction of my students when they hear someone else saying pretty much the same things I do.

  22. Potater Tots
    Potater Tots
    2 árum síðan

    anyone else doing this for ap lang

    1. kh
      kh
      24 dögum síðan

      fuck ap lang, all my homies hate ap lang 😡

    2. ali philbert
      ali philbert
      6 mánuðum síðan

      YES HAHAHAHA

    3. Giselle PenA
      Giselle PenA
      Ári síðan

      Potater Tots me 😭😭

  23. Lesson K
    Lesson K
    2 árum síðan

    Thank you! Thanks to you, I think I can finish my homework in no time. Thanks

  24. Cynical Trash
    Cynical Trash
    3 árum síðan

    Most of my humor is satire but a lot of people don't seem to notice, is there a way I can improve delivery without watering down my content?

  25. Jesse Dilport
    Jesse Dilport
    3 árum síðan

    That's pretty good!

  26. Calvin Brad
    Calvin Brad
    3 árum síðan

    Why did dillon the hacker liked this?

    1. Stan
      Stan
      3 árum síðan

      im sorry to say this but dillon the hacker's videos is satire and this video made him the satire god

    2. DvD_ TheGenkiKat
      DvD_ TheGenkiKat
      3 árum síðan

      BCS HE'S A SYCHO

    3. DvD_ TheGenkiKat
      DvD_ TheGenkiKat
      3 árum síðan

      for the same reason he has fake teeth

    4. jiraiya night
      jiraiya night
      3 árum síðan

      im here because of him too

  27. AdventuresnTyland
    AdventuresnTyland
    3 árum síðan

    I have a few piece on my channel, by a character I made Phony Montana titled "I got errthang" feel free to check it out

  28. InTheNameOfJustice
    InTheNameOfJustice
    3 árum síðan

    The BBC denied today that the reason they fired Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of the world famous Top Gear car show program, is because he refused to sexually abuse children. A spokesperson for the BBC said in a statement, "The BBC has a vast array of sexual abusers working for them. The idea that we would need any more to join the ranks of our talented paedophiles is, ludicrous." Tony and Julie Wadsworth, the latest BBC employees to be charged over abusing little boys, said that Clarkson did not have what it takes to be a BBC child abuser. "Frankly, said Ms Wadsworth, allegedly, Clarkson failed to attend any of the courses on child abusing at the BBC and refused to read any of the guidelines authored by the late Jimmy Saville. It is clear that he never was child abuser material and the BBC would never consider him to be in our league. The allegations that he was sacked for something he was unqualified to do are ridiculous. In any case, he is not as gay as James May and that means young boys would be safe around him. To suggest otherwise would be homophobic.” 195 words.

  29. Shining Gaming
    Shining Gaming
    3 árum síðan

    So this is why Dillon the Hacker became a satire

    1. Shining Gaming
      Shining Gaming
      3 árum síðan

      Anyway good presentation video ;)

  30. Michael Chambers
    Michael Chambers
    4 árum síðan

    I showed this to my English 12 class following our reading of Ogden Nash's poem "Will Consider Situation".

  31. Tanner Thomas
    Tanner Thomas
    4 árum síðan

    I added this to one of my cherished playlists. :) Thanks

  32. Vandini Sharma
    Vandini Sharma
    4 árum síðan

    YOU ARE A BRILLIANT TEACHER SIR! Thank you so much. Half an hour of surfing online didn't get me as much as this video did.

    1. Emi Garo
      Emi Garo
      Ári síðan

      I see what you did there

    2. CAUTION !
      CAUTION !
      Ári síðan

      @Oriental Adventurer calm down, the comment is 2 years old, so don't expect a reply or anything

  33. PheonixWolf
    PheonixWolf
    4 árum síðan

    I have to write a satire for my English class, and have been struggling to get started. This video helped immensely!

  34. Meme Bump
    Meme Bump
    4 árum síðan

    I think Adult Swims Black Dynamite is satirical.

  35. Rob Moore
    Rob Moore
    4 árum síðan

    lights are on in room; girl friend asks if all the power is on, on the main switch board, I say; ' no dear, of course not, I mean who needs electricity for the lights to be on that you see, it must surely be god who's bought light to our bulbs because he wants to save us money on our energy bills'. Girlfriend; 'so they aren't on then?' - sarcasm is present here, as well as a dumb girlfriend.

    1. Zack Augustus
      Zack Augustus
      4 árum síðan

      +Rob Moore when answering a question it seems a bit ruder

  36. Rob Moore
    Rob Moore
    4 árum síðan

    if a boy is driving his dad down the motor way (highway for usa) and he undercuts a car, then his dad yells at him to not under-cut because it's illegal and he could get a police ticket and 3 points on his license, then the next day his dad is driving down the motor way and he's pissed off with the guy in front on the fast lane driving like a snail then looks back for cops, don't see a cop then undertakes the snail driver but gets pulled by a cop in an unmarked police car, then has to explain to his wife that he got a ticket and 3 points on his license for 'under taking' and the son walks in the room and hears this then says to his dad; 'practice what you preach dad, now who's the kid behind the wheel?'. That is an ironic and funny yet predictable scenario in a comedy sketch.

  37. Chip Rockefeller
    Chip Rockefeller
    5 árum síðan

    "...or a handicapped classmate" LOL

    1. Cynical Trash
      Cynical Trash
      3 árum síðan

      Chip Rockefeller Make a satire about people making satire about a handicapped classmate.

  38. Social Elitist
    Social Elitist
    5 árum síðan

    a satire of the Harry Potter fanbase :P

  39. Matt Life
    Matt Life
    5 árum síðan

    Satire example: The warhawk Americans and their Japanese puppets continue to spread lies about the glorious DPRK after their humiliating defeat in the great Fatherland Liberation War! The DPRK, under the leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un has been able to support itself with trade between all of the great socialist nations of the world including the USSR and PRC! Even under the constant rain of slander and lies by imperialist America, the DPRK shall continue to grow and prosper under the ideals of Juche laid forth by Eternal President Kim Il Sung and expanded upon by Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un!

  40. isabella gregory
    isabella gregory
    5 árum síðan

    I love this! Thanks so much, really helped me out!!!! :) :) Thanks Mr. Sato

  41. Kung Blao
    Kung Blao
    5 árum síðan

    This is brilliant

  42. Madeleine Howard-Frank
    Madeleine Howard-Frank
    5 árum síðan

    My teacher should have shone this to his class.

    1. PheonixWolf
      PheonixWolf
      4 árum síðan

      I get what you're trying to say.

    2. Nate Smith
      Nate Smith
      4 árum síðan

      @mistersato411 Sounds like somebody's teacher didn't do their job.

    3. mistersato411
      mistersato411
      5 árum síðan

      @Dion Beals "Should've have?"

    4. DJ
      DJ
      5 árum síðan

      He should've have also "shone" you how to spell "shown"

  43. Kancho
    Kancho
    6 árum síðan

    I disagree with his distinctions between irony and sarcasm. Irony has to be unintentional and/or unfortunate. Whether describing something that is not true but should be, or saying something that *you* should not say - is ironic. For example, passing a law that infringes on gay rights, only to discover that your son is gay - that is irony. Paris Hilton arguing for higher inheritance tax without realizing it will hurt her personally - that is delicious irony. "Poetic justice" also fits that category.

    1. kh
      kh
      24 dögum síðan

      HumbleKami there’s a thing called “perception”, you should look into it

    2. Joan Campbell Luley
      Joan Campbell Luley
      2 árum síðan

      Thank you for making that clarificatinon. This is exactly what I was thinking.

    3. Kancho
      Kancho
      3 árum síðan

      @mistersato411 OOhhh ! Very nice. Thx

    4. mistersato411
      mistersato411
      3 árum síðan

      +Kancho There are at least 3 kinds of irony: verbal (the one I'm talking about), situational (the one you're talking about), and dramatic (where you know something the characters don't -- like Romeo thinking Juliet is dead).

    5. Richard Dybowski
      Richard Dybowski
      3 árum síðan

      +Kancho - Irony is like the truck that decided to break the height limit last year in Mamaroneck, New York, and crashed into a bridge, on the side of his truck the slogan was "On the road to success, there are no shortcuts". That is Irony

  44. Mimi Rogers
    Mimi Rogers
    6 árum síðan

    Very helpful! Thank you!

  45. Reeree Zwolak
    Reeree Zwolak
    6 árum síðan

    Lil wayne steals everything doesn't he ;-;

  46. Hakeem Ali
    Hakeem Ali
    7 árum síðan

    Thank you, very informative

  47. Undyingsquirrel
    Undyingsquirrel
    7 árum síðan

    I don't know why, but this reminded me of a meme of annoying Facebook girl

  48. Naomi Lesley
    Naomi Lesley
    7 árum síðan

    Satire is the hardest comedy genre ..

  49. davidofchinkov41
    davidofchinkov41
    7 árum síðan

    You should be introduced to British satire more - 3- So dark, yet hilarious

  50. No Wife Happy Life
    No Wife Happy Life
    7 árum síðan

    This was good. It's a good starting off point for those trying to get a grasp on what constitutes satire. Now I can move on to more in depth sources.

  51. Sludgehammerz
    Sludgehammerz
    7 árum síðan

    TUNECHI!

  52. Alisa Mckinney
    Alisa Mckinney
    7 árum síðan

    I was having trouble grasping the idea about a satire. I searched at the library, read all of my teachers handouts, but nothing seemed to work! I finally found your video, thanks for posting it. The video cleared up several blank spots I had about writing a satire. I think I finally have a grasp on what I need to do!!

  53. Raymond van Zyl
    Raymond van Zyl
    7 árum síðan

    1 person does'nt have a keyboard

  54. cronknews
    cronknews
    8 árum síðan

    I'm overjoyed to find this! Many of our aspiring writers could use your video to better understand the delicate art of ridicule. My unhelpful editorial suggestions of "You're being too nice" or "You're being too mean" are nothing compared to this succinct how-to. MisterSato411, I tip my hat. ~Leah Wescott

  55. Rapid World
    Rapid World
    8 árum síðan

    Hi, there. Wonderful video!! Is it at all possible to get a copy emailed to me for my classroom? My students are studying satrical works right now, and their final project is to create their own satire. Please let me know when you have time. Thanks so much, Angela

  56. Jacqui Carroll
    Jacqui Carroll
    8 árum síðan

    GREAT job! Your video has helped me so much in the development of MY FIRST (fake) UNIT PLAN ever! I am still a student, so hopefully I will be able to use it one day.

  57. Rafaelia Handoko
    Rafaelia Handoko
    8 árum síðan

    thank you! that's really help. You're better than my teacher! She makes me more confuse to understand about satire.

  58. stargirlsusan
    stargirlsusan
    8 árum síðan

    mistersato411@ well, the essay is not written in satire form, it's pretty conventional, and I added a little humour at the end which I am a bit scared to keep because it changes the whole tone of the essay. Is it a good idea to mix this two things? And if so, how would one introduce the humour and not let the reader confused.

  59. mistersato411
    mistersato411
    8 árum síðan

    @stargirlsusan Check with your teacher, but in a literary essay, many teachers like one or two sentences at the end that explore how your essay's main ideas can be relevant in the real world. This can sometimes be more personal in tone than the rest. In a satire, on the other hand, you can be pretty colorful in every line.

  60. mistersato411
    mistersato411
    8 árum síðan

    @stargirlsusan Check with your teacher, but it depends on what you mean by color. Because of the use of humor, irony and sarcasm, every line of a satire should be pretty colorful, not just the conclusion.

  61. stargirlsusan
    stargirlsusan
    8 árum síðan

    I want to know if it's a bad idea to write a sentence or two a the end of a serious essay just to add some color? Plz help

  62. TheRayvon4
    TheRayvon4
    8 árum síðan

    deeceee

  63. mariabug115
    mariabug115
    8 árum síðan

    Thanks so much for making this video. I have a satire due in a few days and this really helped a lot.

  64. OmniScythe56
    OmniScythe56
    8 árum síðan

    this video was so helpful thank you!!!

  65. Jlongtors0
    Jlongtors0
    8 árum síðan

    Sir, your video keeps stopping at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="67">1:07</a>.