This was one of my best lessons on Brave New World. It deals with satire and provides a description of satire and its characteristics. Students are given a handout of Maureen Dowd's editorial on Ted Cruz (still timely) on Oct. 6, 2013 and are asked to read, respond, circle allusions, and comment on why this is such an effective satire. Connections are made with Brave New World. Auden's poem also included as satire.
Super successful lesson --- I was observed while doing it --- kudos abounded.