Analysis of Gun Control Satires

posted Jan 18, 2013, 5:54 AM by Naomi Kirchner
Pick one of the pieces and write a thoughtful paragraph analysis of the piece's use of satire. 

  • What is the author's purpose/bias?
  • How does the author try to be persuasive?  
  • What satirical techniques does he use? (parody, irony, parallelism, understatement, hyperbole)
  • What is the effect of these techniques?  How does the author's use of hyperbole drive home his point?
I am not really concerned with your personal opinion on gun control; rather, I'm looking for you to analyze the satire regardless of whether you agree with the author's perspective.
Naomi Kirchner,
Jan 18, 2013, 5:54 AM