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mimics literary or musical style for comic effect

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Stein may refuse, as Benstock argues, to force language to submit to her will, but the parodist insists on reading her as if she were expressing a conscious intent.
Yet the underlying technique is that of the parodist Hyspa, and it served Satie well, from the humoristic suites of 1913 to his last work, the 'instantaneist ballet' Relache of 1924.
His antipathy in this respect would seem to have been widely shared by the parodists who, like Lamb, also found it 'a sort of insult in being told, I will teach you how to think upon this subject'.
Swift points to his satiric method for provoking self-discovery -- and exposes the "Apology" as just such an effort -- in his devious claim that the Tale's poor reception among "the weightiest Men in the weightiest stations" has convinced him to relinquish his role as parodist and satirist.
An agile parodist, Harte cast his poem in Swinburnian rhythms.
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1977), the story of a political dissident incarcerated in a mental hospital, and The Real Thing (1984), a less exuberant, though still witty, study of the problems and possibilities of love and commitment, have maintained Stoppard's reputation as a brilliant wit and parodist concerned with problems of alienation and free will.
Credited with helping establish rock parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic as a major star with a music video as his first directing assignment, Soref also produced and directed "Platinum Blonde," a thought-provoking short film sponsored by several leading charities.
Weird Al" Yankovic, the music parodist known for spoofing some of the biggest hits of the 1980s, (http://www.
It's a sign of his skills as both director and parodist that the feature doesn't feel like one of his earlier shorts stretched beyond viability.
Further, the "goal of the parodist is to comment critically and to expose and explode flaws of the original"; thus for "parody to work compellingly, it must hint at the original at every turn" (Williams 313).
In this respect, Bunthorne's poem is a parody of Swinburne-himself a great poetic parodist, especially of his own poetry, and precisely on this very point, for his ultra-gorgeous difficulty does sometimes verge on impenetrability.
Wordsworth too, these lines suggest, can imitate parodically another's work as well as any parodist can imitate him.
Arthur Deex pointed out another example of famous poetry converted to limericks: In Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (London, Faber & Faber, 1986), master parodist Wendy Cope transformed T.
As a parodist, Twain found the genre rich with comic possibilities; as a satirist, Twain found the genre useful for purposes of social criticism.
In a similar fashion, the parodist focuses on an affectation of speech.