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used in The Princess Bride

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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
  • All this in a satiric vein, naturally, since Morgenstern hated royalty more even than doctors.
    p. 94.1
  • I spoke to Professor Bongiorno, of Columbia University, the head of their Florinese Department, and he said this was the most deliciously satiric chapter in the entire book, Morgenstern's point, apparently, being simply to show that although Florin considered itself vastly more civilized than Guilder, Guilder was, in fact, the far more sophisticated country, as indicated by the superiority in number and quality of the ladies' clothes.
    p. 84.6
  • THIS IS ONE of those chapters again where Professor Bongiorno of Columbia, the Florinese guru, claims that Morgenstern's satiric genius is at its fullest flower.
    p. 221.1
  • All those Columbia experts can spiel all they want about the delicious satire; they're crazy.
    p. 237.8
  • Morgenstern uses the device, mainly, because what hes really interested in, as always, is the satiric antiroyalty stuff and how stupid they were going through with all these old traditions, kissing the sacred ring of Great-grandfather So-and-So, etc. There is some action stuff which I cut, which I never did anywhere else, and here's my logic: Inigo and Fezzik have to go through a certain amount of derring-do in order to come up with the proper ingredients for the resurrection pill,...
    p. 319.4

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