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    • The Parody for Classroom Use WMWP Summer Institute Thursday July 20, 2006 Michael B.
    • Humor in the Classroom
      • What is its value and how do you use it?
      • Write for 5 minutes.
      • Share with your group for 5 minutes.
    • What is parody?
      • A parody is “a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule.”
      • Satire is “a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.”
      • (definitions courtesy of www.m-w.com)
    • Justification
      • In his essay “Using Parody to Teach Some Writing Elements,” John Hurley described parody as “an effective pedagogical device [that] provides a neat way of teaching recognition of, and appreciation for, form.”
    • Justification
      • Reading or writing a parody increases understanding of the original work, and puts it in a new perspective.
      • What literary skills are strengthened by comparing an original and its parody?
    • How I use parody with my 11 th grade Drama/English class
      • Read Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie
      • Analyze the four characters
      • Read Durang’s “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”
      • Write a response paper on how this parody reflects/changes/exaggerates the original
      • Write a parody of a play we read in class this semester
      • Perform the parodies for the whole class
      • Write a reflection of the process, investigating what you did to make your parody
    • Your Turn
      • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life”
      • Oliver Wendell Holmes’s “Parody of ‘A Psalm of Life’”
      • Discuss this parody with your group
      • Now write your own parody of the poem on your table
    • Applications
      • How might this be useful in your classroom?
    • Resources
      • Hurley, John. “Using Parody to Teach Some Writing Elements.”
      • Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie .
      • Durang, Christopher. “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.”
      • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “A Psalm of Life.”
      • Holmes, Oliver Wendell. “Parody of ‘A Psalm of Life.’”
      • Dahl, Roald. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes .
      • Pretty much any film by Mel Brooks
      • The Onion newspaper
      • Greeting cards by Dug Nap
      • Stephen Colbert’s TV show and web site