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A parody ; also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on (something), caricature, or joke is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice." Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music, animation, gaming, and film.
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    • Origins 

    • Music 

    • English term 

    • Modernist and post-modernist parody 

    • Reputation 

    • Film parodies 

    • Poetic parodies 

    • Self-parody 

    • Copyright issues 

    • Social and political uses 

    • Examples