NCEA 3.1: Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
AS91475 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
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After our short study of the Grammar of Satire, it's time to have a go at writing a satirical piece in your own right. Here are some suggestions as to how you might get going: Read more satire - be inspired by the work of others, and explore the technical frameworks...
I wrote a joke the other day, along the lines of: “Our greatest fear is that we die alone – which is why I intend to take quite a few people with me.”
The most exciting way of getting into Russia is to cross Germany in a sealed train and arrive at the Finland Station in St Petersburg to be greeted by a cheering revolutionary mob who promptly rename the city after you.
This language project forms an investigation into the underlying grammar of satirical writing. We'll be exploring satirical work covering three centuries of social criticism and the project will culminate in your writing of your own piece of social satire. First Text:...