Parody (44 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


[Preliminary entry to be replaced shortly. Ed.] Writing or utterance which exaggerates another person's style so as to reveal its salient features. The intention may be flattering -- in which case the parody becomes a homage -- but is more often comic or critical.

Editors. "Parody". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]