Satire: "the use of humor and wit with a critical attitude, irony, sarcasm, or ridicule for exposing or denouncing the frailties and faults of mankind’s activities and institutions, such as folly, stupidity, or vice. This usually involves both moral judgment and a desire to help improve a custom, belief, or tradition."
Satire: "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorna literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn."
Devices of Satire
Sarcasm: harsh comments that aim to hurt
Understatement: saying less than is meant
Parody: mocking a known person, literary work, movie, etc.
Irony: saying one thing yet meaning another
Pathos: going from the serious to the ridiculous quickly