Category: Practice

Using Parody to Teach Creative Writing

Introduction Definition of Parody and Its Relevance to Creative Writing Parody is a form of satire that imitates the style and content of an existing work for comic effect or critique.In creative writing, it serves as a powerful tool for exploring and understanding literary styles, themes, and techniques. Parody requires a writer to engage deeply […]

Using Parody to Teach Close Reading

Introduction Close reading is a critical analysis approach focusing on understanding and interpreting a text’s details. This method involves examining aspects like word choice, sentence structure, thematic elements, and the use of literary devices. In literary analysis, close reading is essential as it allows readers to deeply engage with a text, uncovering layers of meaning […]

How to Make a Parody

Introduction Parody is a creative work that imitates or mimics another work, style, or genre in a humorous or satirical way. It’s not just about copying the original. It’s about tweaking it to create something new and often comically exaggerated. This imitation can be of anything widely recognized, such as a film, a song, a […]

Parody Logos

Parody logos often use humor and satire to critique or comment on the original brand or broader social issues. Here are five examples of parody logos and their implications: Reasons for Creating a Parody Logo How to Create a Parody Logo Distributing the Logo Remember, when creating and distributing a parody logo, it’s important to […]

Parody Disclaimer

What is a parody disclaimer? A parody disclaimer is a statement that informs the audience that the work they are about to view or read is a parody. It clarifies that the work is meant for humor or satire and is not associated with the original creators or owners of the source material. Why should […]

5 Examples of Parody in The Simpsons

1. “The Shinning” (“Treehouse of Horror V”) Elements of Parody: This episode segment parodies the 1980 horror film “The Shining,” directed by Stanley Kubrick. The story, setting, and character dynamics are similar, but exaggerated for comic effect. Target of Parody: The target is the movie “The Shining” and the horror genre more broadly. Implied Criticism: […]

Parody and Close Reading

What Is Close Reading? Close reading is a method of analyzing a text by paying meticulous attention to details such as language, structure, and themes. It is a crucial tool in literary and media studies for understanding the nuances and complexities of a text. Definition of Parody Parody is a form of satire that imitates […]

Scott Dikkers on Parody

The following is an excerpt from How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing by Scott Dikkers (full citation below). Parody Parody is making fun of another entertainment or information product. Any piece of writing, type of presentation, or anything intended to be presented to the public in […]