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satire
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
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Definition
a way of making fun of people or ideas — often through exaggeration

or:

a skit, essay, play, film or other literary work that uses such humor
  • It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (23% in)
  • He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (31% in)

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