[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
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