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Explore the Craft of Writing Greek Verse Parody (from the Greek parodia -a song sung beside…) is the satirical imitation or mimicking of another's distinctive, usually serious writing. The goal is for comic effect or ridicule. In most cases the structure of the poem is dependent upon the structure of the piece being imitated. A parody can also simply be a mocking of subject such as in Billy Collins' Paradelle for Susan. In this instance Collins was making fun of poets who sacrificed substance for form. The parody inadvertently invented a verse form and the Paradelle, was born. T
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Frame II. The Couplet The Nasher couplet is a satirical couplet using wrenched rhyme, creating puns, or twisted words to create a rhyme. Think satire with some silliness. The lines themselves may be of any meter or not, at the discretion of the poet. It is generally a single couplet amongst other couplets. The couplet is named for the 20th-century American poet, Ogden Nash. Some people after a full day's work sit up all night getting a college education by correspondence, While others seem to think they'll get just as far by devoting thei