Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Satire Utensils

Good morning,

We are reading at the bell.

One of the great tricks of satirists (people who write satire) is that they seem to have an immense (very large) vocabulary. They use this colossal catalog of words to reach new heights of specificity and astound their eager readers with their literary acumen, but the truth is they are all frauds. Their vocabulary isn't any bigger than yours or mine, but they have an extravagant ensemble of assets and I will share a few with you today. Can you guess what they are?

Asset #1: Word Hippo
Asset #2: InstaGrok
Asset #3: Visual Thesarus
Asset #4: Metaphor Assistance

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