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Do Now 28 April 2014 Follow the directions on the whiteboard. Let’s make a point… and be funny. Then in your reading notes… Title: Parody and Satire. PARODY & SATIRE. Parody*.

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Do Now 28 April 2014Follow the directions on the whiteboard.

Let’s make a point… and be funny.

Then in your reading notes…Title: Parody and Satire



  • A work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself or the subject of the work.

Parody often mocks or ridicules a serious work of literature, music, artwork or film — for satirical or humorous purposes.


Parody: Movie Posters



Somebody That I Used to Know

... and the parody ...

Canucks Playoff Song

Parody of "Somebody That I Used To Know"



Parody: ART

Mona Lisa


Parody: Advertising


Campaign for "Real" Beauty

Dove Ad

… and the parody…

Slob Evolution


Parody: Advertising

Old Spice Commercial: Smell Like a Man, Man

Parody Commercial: Smell Like A Monster


A work that ridicules its subject, through the use of specific techniques. Although satire is usually witty, and often very funny, the purpose of satire is not 'just' humor but criticism of an individual or a group.


4 Techniques of Satire*

1) Exaggeration:

To represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen.

2) Incongruity:

To present things

that are out of place

or are absurd in

relation to their


3) Reversal:

To present the opposite of the normal order.

4) Parody:

To imitate the techniques / style of some person, place, or thing in order to ridicule the original.

For parody to be successful, the reader must know the original text that is being ridiculed.


Satire: TV Ad


Satire: PSA


Satire: Cartoon


Satire: Print Ad

Satire: Print Ad

Satire and Parody: The Difference is Subtle



using humor to point out weaknesses of people and society

using humor to mock or imitate a person or situation

usually sarcastic funny (not so much ‘haha’)

‘haha’ funny

makes a serious point

often involves exaggeration

Satire and Parody: The Differ Satire and Parody: The Difference is Subtle



Although satire is usually meant to be funny, the purpose of satire is not primarily humor in itself so much as an attack on something of which the author strongly disapproves, using the weapon of wit.

A work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation

As a group…

  • Create a double bubble map showing the differences and similarities between satire and parody.

  • Be sure to include specific examples.

  • Include all group members (who participated) on paper

  • Hand in to IN box by 10:04!!

Examples of Parody

SNL: Justin Timberlake-Beyonce

Monty Python

Weird Al

Scary Movie series

Not Another Teen Movie

Examples of Satire

Campaign Ads: Viral Video Film School

The Colbert Report

The Onion (

Animal Farm

Political cartoons


  • Each new slide will have new discussion questions (totaling four questions).

  • Person one writes down the answers their group members provide then signs their own name under what they wrote.

  • Pass the paper to your left and begin discussing the next question.


  • Discuss Boxer. What role does he play on the farm?

  • Why does Napoleon seem to feel threatened by him?

  • In what ways might one view the betrayal of Boxer as an alternative climax of the novel (if we consider Napoleon’s banishment of Snowball as the true climax)?


  • Paying particular attention to the character of Squealer, how is language used as an instrument of social control?

  • How do the pigs rewrite history?


  • Do you think Animal Farm’s message would come across effectively to someone who knows nothing about Soviet history or the conflict between Stalin and Trotsky?

  • What might such a reader make of the story?


  • Of all of the characters in Animal Farm, are there any who seem to represent the point of view of the author?

  • Which of the animals or people do you think come(s) closest to achieving Orwell’s perspective on Animal Farm?

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