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Originally posted by Schrifty Schrifty wrote:

So, no idea if this helps, but this is the post I wrote a couple years back on the subject.  There's usually a ping in views this time of year so I doubt you're the only one who has trouble with it:


To sum up, you basically want to use a humorous situation to make a broader point about a political topic.  There's lots of ways to do it, and I don't know that it matters what stance you take on what topic as long as it functions as commentary.

Humor does seem to be what the judges always look for.  Therefore, I wish NYC would remove 1984 as an example from their site. I think 1984 is satire, but I feel like it wouldn't be considered so by some of the judges. It's one of my peeves here at NYC. I'd like the judges to find a common ground on which they determine what makes something satire. I am definitely reading your blog post and also posting the dictionary definition below. 

satire

1.) the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding

vice, folly,etc.

2.) a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn,derision, or ridicule.

3.) a literary genre comprising such compositions.


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