One of the leading articles that the Onion had published is the best example of satire. The untitled article from the Onion uses many satirical strategies like hyperbole, irony, as well as unfamiliar diction to the consumer, to satirize people’s willingness to believe in well-marketed products even if they are ineffective. The untitled Onion article uses hyperbole as a way to satirize the marketing of this product. The first example of hyperbole is the testimonials. The first testimonial from a land named Helen Kuhn mentions that her twisted ankle seems to be better by wearing a pair of MagnaSoles for seven weeks.
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The Onion:Rhetorical Analysis The Onion’s satirical article, “Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms Of Pseudoscience”, uses several rhetorical devices to campaign its innovative, revolutionary product: MagnaSoles shoe inserts. Using the fictional MagnaSoles as a model, the article humorously mocks the strategies used by companies to market products to attract customers. Using a sarcastic tone throughout, it gives the read a true taste of the tactics used in today’s advertising. The passage uses fabricated scientific jargon as an appeal to authority, it’s main rhetorical device. These rhetorical devices are used together with ethos and logos to give a hyperbole version of a modern advertisement.
Overall, the rhetorical devices logos, imagery, and diction do a very good job at persuading the audience to believe the medical jargon about the product Magnasoles. Although the author was trying to display the stupidity of Americans, he made it sound like he fully supported the product. People who did not know The Onion for its devotion to humor and satire would have never known. Therefore it can be very misleading. Although Americans love their magical pills and products, it is important that they can see through the medical jargon and ignore the rhetorical strategies used in order to trick
Throughout history, irony has been used in a multitude of ways. It is not just a way to inject humor into a story, but a way to slip a message in without saying it flat out. By doing that, it allows the reader to take in the information, and possibly come to the conclusion that the author wanted them to. This way, though, it does not seem like something forced upon them. Authors who used this tactic were Frederick Douglass in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Every person has both the capacity for good, and evil. In the religious context of The Onion, redemption is always attainable, even if someone has only ever done a single good deed. Redemption in the story comes from what is in a person's heart and soul. If a person was bad in life, but in death displayed that they were capable of being good, if they could repent through a final good deed--then they were redeemed. The women in The Onion was described as being wicked.
In other words, what specifically is used to create an ironic gap (e.g., hyperbole, irony, understatement, parody, reversal, etc.). Three main techniques utilized in my group’s satire were parody, irony, and hyperbole. Our article was included in a mock parenting magazine with the intentions of providing a guide for parents to relate to their teenagers. We incorporated humorous headings of article titles such as “Why your teen loves when you boss them around” and “What it really takes to be a cool mom” to imitate some of the misleading and often senseless promises projected in parenting article titles. Through this parody, we stereotyped all parents who seek parental guidance as clueless and gullible.
Many people shun or act rudely to the people who don’t know any better. Oppositely, in these two stories, the irony is used to show that people who don’t know any better must be taught. “Thank You, Ma’am” uses irony to emphasize the victim acting nicely towards her harasser, giving off a message of kindness to others and teaching them what is right and wrong instead of punishment. “...because shoes
Hands and feet are the first to expand. Needing new shoes is the first sign. Next, arms and legs grow longer, and even here the “outside-in” rule applies. The shin bones lengthen before the high bones, and the forearms before the upper arms. Finally the spine grows.