Parodying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature ParodyingEvery poem which I had formerly written with tears, I now parodied, or gave to it a ludicrous refrain; one of which I called 'The Lament of the Kitten,' another, 'The Sick Poet.ndash;Hans Christian Andersen in True Story of My Life.Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are.ndash;Aristotle in Poetics (tr S.H. Butcher).These fiends respect nothing, neither the law nor religions, not even natural history, whose solemn nomenclature, it is seen, is parodied by them.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.Many a curious incident is the result of these matrimonial parodies.ndash;Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky in From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan.He parodied the august personages and venerable adventures of the gods of the Greek Pantheon.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Athens: Its Rise and Fall, book 5.Parodying the equivocal compliment, I may say that though Uncle Jack was no giant, there was nothing lost in him.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in The Caxtons, part 2.The last, as bequeathed to us by Aristophanes, has features which bear little family resemblance to the philosophical parodies of the Pythagorean poet.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Athens: Its Rise and Fall, book 5.The 'bulls' he had recognized from the ape's crude description as the grotesque parodies upon humanity who inhabit the ruins of Opar.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in Return of Tarzan.It dealt with every kind of theme, parodied the legends of the gods, laughed at the provincial's manners or at the inhabitants of Italian country towns, or depicted in broad comic style incidents in the life of farmer and artisan.ndash;H.E. Butler in Post-Augustan Poetry (From Seneca to Juvenal).All the while that he searched, the shirt of Nessus glittered in the moonlight, and the shadow of Jurgen streamed long and thin, and every movement that was made by Jurgen the shadow parodied.ndash;James Branch Cabell in Jurgen (A Comedy of Justice).
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