In several months I will be graduating soon; my time as a high school student is limited, so the only way I can truly appreciate my senior year is to smile and embrace the tasks at hand. Now, with finals approaching, I feel even happier.Rivera, Sasha. “Seriously Satirical: Senior Stress.” The Bull's Eye, 9 Mar. 2015,dbbullseye.com/2014/blazing-trails-of-satire-senior-stress/.1.What human institution or human weakness is satirized in this piece?2.Identify and explain the types of humor devices used to create the satire.The author uses many humorous devices in this satire such as sarcasm, to show his significant discontent towards the education system. The author also uses wit and
irony to get his point across of how the description of senior year being “the best year of high school” is a fallacy.3.How effectively do the techniques used communicate the creator’s position?4.Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the satire. Explain your reasoning in a minimum of three sentences. As a student myself, I understand the ironic nature of senior year and how teachers don’t seem to care about student’s obligations outside of school and that essentially grades don’t matter after you are accepted to college. I felt like this author wasable to very effectively put this emotion into text and emulate the frustration and inconvenience the education system causes for most students. She did this by stating multiple situations that to most would cause discontent, but instead used the tone that schools expect students to have about overwhelming amounts of work, very positive and supportive.Twain’s speech:Being told I would be expected to talk here, I inquired what sort of talk I ought to make. They said it should be something suitable to youth--something didactic, instructive, or something in the nature of good advice. Very well. I have a few things in my mind which I have often longed to say for the instruction of the young; for it is in one’s tender early years that such things will best take root and be most enduring and most valuable.
First, then. I will say to you my young friends--and I say it beseechingly, urgingly--Always obeyyour parents, when they are present. This is the best policy in the long run because if you don’t, they will make you. Most parents think they know better than you do, and you can generally make more by humoring that superstition than you can by acting on your own better judgment.