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Parody


PAR'ODY, noun [Gr. ode.]

1. A kind of writing in which the words of an author or his thoughts are, by some slight alterations, adapted to a different purpose; a kind of poetical pleasantry, in which verses written on one subject, are altered and applied to another by way of burlesque.

2. A popular maxim, adage or proverb.

PAR'ODY, verb transitive To alter, as verses or words, and apply to a purpose different from that of the original.

I have translated, or rather parodied a poem of Horace.