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ERIC Number: ED426404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-7
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Using Parody To Teach Some Writing Elements.
Hurley, John
This paper discusses parody as an effective pedagogical device and as a way of teaching recognition of, and appreciation for, form. If the subject parodied is in poetic form, then rhyme and rhythm become factors for the parodist to consider. If the subject parodied is in prose, then the parodist must address the techniques of narrative, exposition, description, and dialogue. The paper offers examples of original poetry by famous authors, with accompanying parodies, many by the author himself. Without providing any original text, the author also provides a parody of Hemingway's prose story "Hills Like White Elephants." Many of the parodies are bawdy in word and content. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A