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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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


a skit, essay, play, film or other literary work that uses such humor
  • I asked Mr. McSwiney, who seemed on the verge of a satirical remark—regarding God's role in the position of Owen's voice box.
    p. 359.8
  • His essay was a satire on the source of food in the school dining hall—"MYSTERY MEAT," Owen tided the essay and the unrecognizable, gray steaks we were served weekly; the essay, which was published as an editorial, described the slaughter and refrigeration of an unidentified, possibly prehistoric beast that was dragged to the underground kitchen of the school in chains, "IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT."
    p. 293.7

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