Novel Study – Animal Farm Key SSTs Satire • Definition: to use humour to present criticism of a common practice or well known issue. • There are a number of techniques composers use to satirise. These include: • Exaggeration, irony, humour and many more Irony • Definition: in a basic sense, when the extreme opposite of what you expect in a situation occurs. Allegory • Allegory is a device in which characters or events in a story, poem, or picture represent or symbolize ideas and concepts. • Allegory has been used widely throughout the history of art, and in all forms of artwork. Fable • Short stories that illustrate a particular moral or lesson. • Generally told to young children. • Characters are generally talking animals that portray human characteristics.