Anti-Fraternal Satire

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.'

Other Words for Satire

Satire Verb Synonyms: ridicule, irony, sarcasm, mockery, spoofing, exaggeration, caricature

Medieval Estates Satire

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

Social Satire

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


Entertainment / Literature / Satire: An attack on or criticism of any stupidity or vice in the form of scathing humor, or a critique of what the author sees as dangerous religious, political, moral, or social standards. Satire became an MORE