Satire in Literature: Definition, Types & Examples


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What is satire?

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1. What is Horatian satire?

2. What is Juvenalian satire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Satire is used in many ways to affect change, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You will identify examples of different kinds of satire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Satire in literature
  • Examples of satire
  • Different types of satire

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Horatian and Juvenalian satire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify potential targets of satire

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Satire in Literature: Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand satire and its use
  • Learn about seminal texts and authors
  • Know the different types of satire