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Theory and Spenserian practice
Rachel E. Hile

indirect clues: the audience will be more able to make these cognitive leaps if author and audience share extensive background knowledge. This way of thinking about satire as a social practice draws from and adds nuance to the work of numerous critics who have considered the social dimension of satire. Fredric Bogel describes satire’s social function as exclusion: creating and policing boundaries between the in-group and the outsider (Bogel, Difference Satire Makes). George A. Test explains the multiplicity of satirical forms as deriving from the limitless possibilities

in Spenserian satire