عنوان مقاله [English]
Political and social satires are valuable sources enriched by subtle and delicate human emotions for studying social and political history as well as wisdom and anti-wisdom trends. On the other hand, this literary genre can be regarded as an effective tool for a revolutionary change and modifying perversity and untruth. Social and critical satires can be considered to be associated with rationality, socialization and participation in growing trend of social movements and democracy. By recognizing humor as an influential genre in critical discourse, it is possible to step forward to sociological literary analysis. Satirists state their implicit criticisms using literary devices in their satire and affect people and authorities, and especially elites. Satires written by K. Saberi published in “Do Kalameh Harf-e Hesab” column since 1984, are a good example of this type. In this paper, the way of using irony in creating humoristic pictures is shown. Irony is fewer in Saberi’s initial satires, however, it increased in his later works and his style became subtler, and subsequently it turns to be one of his stylistic idiosyncrasies.