Categories: Themes in Literature

Parody and Satire Definitions and Examples

Parody Definition

A work created to mock or poke fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humor and imitation.

Parody Examples :

Weird al yankovic, Scary Movie Series, Monty Python

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.


Parody examples are often confused as examples of Satire.Although Parody can be used to develop satire.It differs from satire to a certain extent.Parody mimics a subject directly to produce a comical effect.Which brings us to…

Satire Definition

The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Satire Examples :   South Park, The Onion Website, Animal Farm by George Orwell, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS AS A SATIRE

The Colbert Report – Greetings NASA

Examples of both Parody and Satire used together

Don Quixote
Gulliver’s Travels
Saturday Night Live


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