5. What is satire and what is its purpose? /2 marks Satire is the usage of humor and irony to tease people or things. When criticizing people, they tend to change. Satire usually exposes poor choices, corruption, and foolishness. Satire makes things funny, but also reveals the truth. During Comprehending and Responding: Watch the famous Canadian rant “I Am Canadian,” one of the first rants seen by a large Canadian audience: 1. Why do you think it caught people’s imaginations? In your response, address the following items: the audience the purpose the tone the diction. Provide specific details from the rant. /8 marks The audience: It caught people’s attention as there was texts and visual image on the screen. The background image helped understand the rant more. The purpose: The purpose caught people’s attention, as it was for a beer advertisement. An other purpose would be, to inform people what Canadians are, and what it means. The tone: The tone used was a bold, sharp, loud and clear one. The speaker Emphasizes certain words which defines a Canadian. The diction: The author used great diction, the different words and their meaning stood out. They make people think for a second and wonder what it means. The words are well used, and well expressed with loud voice.
After Comprehending and Responding: "I Am Canadian” captured the imagination of this country in 2000. 1. Why does Joe reinforce what Canadians are not rather than what Canadians are? /3 marks People assume a lot of things about Canadian. He is letting them know, what a real Canadian is and it is not what people assume. 2. What does Joe wear? Why? /2 marks Joe is wearing t-shirt with flannel and jeans as it is one of the most common clothes Canadians wear. Personally, I have a lot of friends who wear flannel most of the time during winter, and sometimes during summer too.
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