Parody

DEFINITION

A work of art that mimics the style of another work.<br><br>A work that imitates the characteristic style of another work, either for comic effect or ridicule. Parody is one of the basic tropes.Examples:American, Voting for Dummies, 2000, a mock book-cover satirizing the causes of the contested US presidential election of 2000, as it parodies the series of for Dummies books, 1990s-the present. See text. American, Apple iPod, 2004. A poster, and a still from an iPod TV commercial showing a grid of posters for Apple&#39;s MP3 player on an exterior wall. A parody that replaces the silhouette of the iPod user with one of the hooded torture victims of Iraq&#39;s Abu Ghraib prison. It substitutes the original text "iPod" with "iRaq." This political / human-rights protest poster was placed in a New York City subway station in June, 2004. Similar posters can be downloaded from forkscrew.com.Also see appropriation, content, caricature, homage, irony, and satire.<br><br>A work that imitates the characteristic style of another work, either for comic effect or ridicule. Parody is one of the basic tropes.

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