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Writing parody

  1. 1. Writing ParodyPoetryAiden Yeh, PhDWenzao Ursuline College of Languages
  2. 2. Learning Goal• Learn how to write funny poems usingsong parody
  3. 3. Parodyhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/parody
  4. 4. • Oh My Darling, Clementine• The Itsy-Bitsy Spider• On Top of Old Smokey• Row, Row, Row Your Boat• Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star• Miss Susie• My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean• Yankee Doodle
  5. 5. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean• My Bonnie lies over the ocean,My Bonnie lies over the sea.My Bonnie lies over the ocean,Please bring back my Bonnie to me.• Bring back, bring back,Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.Bring back, bring back,Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.
  6. 6. • To change this into a new song, we will want tokeep the same rhythm and the same rhymepattern.• have the second line rhyme with the fourth line,just as in the original.• We’ll probably also want to have something orsomeone lying on top of something or someoneelse.• change “Bonnie” and the thing that “Bonnie” ison.
  7. 7. Ken Nesbitt’s Parady
  8. 8. My Bonnie lies overthe over the oceanSing along, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp_vkZkMQNU
  9. 9. Sing along, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnh3Ag8yAfkhttp://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-silly-song-parody/
  10. 10. It’s your turn• Pick a song (short children’s song)• Change the first line just enough to makeit different but still recognizable• Keep the original rhythm and the originalrhyme scheme• Keep on writing and see where it leadsyou
  11. 11. It’s your turn• Oh My Darling, Clementine• The Itsy-Bitsy Spider• On Top of Old Smokey• Row, Row, Row Your Boat• Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star• Miss Susie• My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean• Yankee Doodle
  12. 12. You’re Beautiful/ You’re PitifulParodyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeAWESP7THsWith lyrics, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGoOBTmDA8
  13. 13. Assignment• Pick a song to parody (no children’s song thistime)• Change the first line just enough to make itdifferent but still recognizable• Keep the original rhythm and the original rhymescheme• Keep on writing and see where it leads you• Read, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGoOBTmDA8 for more tips• No obscenities please

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