The genre of Menippean satire is a form of satire, usually in prose, which has a length and structure similar to a novel and is characterized by attacking mental attitudes rather than specific individuals or entities.
Satirical literature can commonly be categorized as either Horatian, Juvenalian, or Menippean.. Horatian. Horatian satire, named for the Roman satirist Horace (65–8 BCE), playfully criticizes some social vice through gentle, mild, and light-hearted humour.
Satire er en kunstnerisk gerne humoristisk genre, der latterliggør og udleverer mennesker – og deres dumhed og unoder. Formålet er at underholde og revse ved at udstille mange former for tåbelighed eller uretfærdighed.