A parody is a humorous or mocking imitation of something, using the same form as the original. To parody a poem, you have to write another poem.

A parody is a form of humor that spoofs — or satirizes — something using the same form. For example, shows like "Saturday Night Live" and "The Daily Show" parody newscasts by doing fake newscasts that look like the real thing. Comedians and comedy writers love to parody the President. Anything in the public eye could be the object of a parody.

Definitions of parody

n a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

burlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
Type of:
caricature, imitation, impersonation
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

n humorous or satirical mimicry

mockery, takeoff
Type of:
apery, mimicry
the act of mimicking; imitative behavior

v make a parody of

burlesque, spoof
make a travesty of
Type of:
imitate with mockery and derision

v make a spoof of or make fun of

Type of:
act, play, represent
play a role or part

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