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Basically satire is of two kinds

Basically satire is of two kinds - :,whichismild,urbane...

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Basically satire is of two kinds: that which follows the tradition of Horace, which is mild, urbane,  good-natured, and which aims to correct by means of tolerant, sympathetic laughter; and that of  Juvenal, which is biting, vituperative, derisive, and which is filled with moral indignation at the  corruption and evil of man and his institutions. To put it another way, one may say that Horatian satire  sports with folly, and that Juvenalian satire attacks crimes or at least offenses deemed to be anti- social. Obviously the latter type, if it invites laughter at all, invites scornful laughter. Both types of  satire are found in  Candide.  And the significant thing is that even when Voltaire was most aroused,  he employed the light touch and achieved a tone often of gaiety that is deceptive to the literal-minded 
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