Entertainment / Literature / Anti-Fraternal Satire: Medieval satire that points out (in humor or anger) the failings and hypocrisies of bad monks, friars, and nuns in particular and the secular clergy and church officers more generally. Examples from The Canterbury Tales include Chaucer's depiction of the Monk and Prioress in 'The General Prologue' and the content of 'The Summoner's Tale.'
Satire Verb Synonyms: ridicule, irony, sarcasm, mockery, spoofing, exaggeration, caricature
Entertainment / Literature / Medieval Estates Satire: A medieval genre common among French poets in which the speaker lists various occupations among the three estates of feudalism (nobles, peasants, and clergy) and depicts them in a manner that shows ho MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Social Satire: Satire aimed specifically at the general foibles of society rather than an attack on an individual. See discussion under satire. MORE