The piece Body Rituals is outstanding, written by Horace Miner, the piece contains many different satiric devices. So many satiric devices that many people it's considered the piece confusing, but once they understand the meaning they too agree what a successful write it is. One of the main satiric devices used is irony. In the text, the author is talking about “Notgnihsaw” and he discusses that “Notgnihsaw” was known for chopping down a cherry tree in which the spirit of truth resided. This is ironic because the author is mocking America and what it stands for. “Notgnihsaw” is meant to be George Washington, and the author is saying that America began as a land where the spirit of truth resided, but that America today is the complete opposite.