103A_Whitman-Dickinson_Parody

103A_Whitman-Dickins - Guidelines for writing a parody of Dickinson or Whitman Due in class November 30th Parody(GK beside subsidiary or mock song

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Guidelines for writing a parody of Dickinson or Whitman Due in class, November 30 th Parody (GK “beside, subsidiary, or mock song”) The imitative use of the words, style, attitude, tone and ideas of an author in such a way as to make them ridiculous. This is usually achieved by exaggerating certain well-known traits. Adapted from The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 4 th Edition, J.A. Cuddon Your parody of Dickinson or Whitman should be at least twelve lines in length and will be judged according to two primary criteria: 1) How well you have been able to identify and imitate the diction, rhythm, rhyme, meter, line-length, line-breaks, capitalizations, use of figures of speech, tone, and ideas of either Dickinson or Whitman. 2) How creatively you can make a gentle mockery of these formal and thematic traits. Nota bene : In order to prepare for this exercise, you need to study the poems of Dickinson and Whitman that we’ve read in class, taking close note of their style and themes. I also suggest you look at more of their poetry, and I’ve posted two on-line sites
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course ENGL 103A taught by Professor Maslan during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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103A_Whitman-Dickins - Guidelines for writing a parody of Dickinson or Whitman Due in class November 30th Parody(GK beside subsidiary or mock song

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