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Parody Poems. Parody. A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule. Turn to a neighbor and tell them about some parodies you know of that are school appropriate. Line.

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Parody poems

Parody Poems


Parody

Parody

  • A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule.

  • Turn to a neighbor and tell them about some parodies you know of that are school appropriate.


Parody poems

Line

  • A single line in a poem – may or may not be the end of a sentence.


Stanza

Stanza

  • A group of lines in a poem that belong together, sort of like a paragraph in an essay.

    Side Note:

  • Often each stanza has the same number of lines or there is a pattern to how many lines it has.


Rhyme scheme

Rhyme Scheme

  • The pattern of rhymes used in a poem

  • Usually the pattern is marked by letters to symbolize lines that rhyme.

  • What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?

    • T’wasthe night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St `Nicholas soon would be there.

  • AABB Rhyme Scheme


Your task is

Your task is….

  • To create a parody poem. You may use “T’was the Night Before Christmas” or another poem from your own culture.

    • If you do change poems, please share the original with Mrs. Ginder.

  • Your parody poem doesn’t have to be funny, but it does need to retain the look, feel, and rhyme scheme of the original poem.


Points

Points

  • Points: 20 points

    • 10 for content and 10 or more stanzas

    • 5 for rhyme scheme adherence

    • 2 for quality, effort, grammar (especially plurals and possessives).

      • Your poem can’t simply cut off; it needs to come to satisfying end.

    • 2 for decoration, illustration, and/or prettiness.

  • Due on Thursday – will be returned on Friday for you to share with your families over break.


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