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Year 9 - Drama: Parody

What is Parody?

Definition: A parody is a work that’s created by imitating an existing original work in order to make fun of or comment on an aspect of the original. Parodies can target celebrities, politicians, authors, a style or trend, or any other interesting subject.

The term parody is derived from the Greek phrase parodia which referred to a type of poem which imitated the style of epic poems but with mockery and light comedy.

(From Literaryterms)

Why parody is important?

Parody is important as it allows subjects or people to criticised or questioned without it being aggressive. It allows serious topics to be discussed within comedy, while being lighthearted and entertaining to the audience. 

 

Parodying names

From wikipedia

Parody Videos

Parody in Literature

Pride and Prejudice with Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Grahame-Smith provides readers who enjoy zombie stories with a tweaked parodic version of Austen’s classic.

(from literaryterms)

Parody in movie posters

from mymodernmet                                                                                                                                                  from Mrsthhs

BY Elizabethjones18