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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 16, 2006.

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    The SATIRE poetic style uses ridicule, sarcasm, irony or similar devices to expose vices of public figures or society in general, or a literary work that does the same.

    There is no set rhyme scheme, nor any definitive syllable count for the satire poetry style.

    Example by Kumud Biswas:

    excerpt from My Obituary

    What if I flatter myself a little
    Instead of leaving it to friends
    When I am gone forever?

    I pass away in glory
    As I did come in glamour
    Leaving no friends nor foes behind
    For I was my own friend and foe.
    I projected my concern for myself on others
    Who were not less concerned with themselves for me.
    The principle was simple
    Which, simply stated, was that –
    You save your own soul
    When your comrade fights his lone battle
    For the sake of principle of a dubious kind
    To shorten his suffering
    Push him overboard
    And say with a sharkish grin,
    ‘Be a better rat and know in time
    When the boat is sinking.’

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 16, 2006

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