Students' writing of parody can provide a more persuasive vehicle than conventional academic writing to move students from their intuitive awareness of irony to critical analysis of rhetorical strategies. Combining parody writing with strong critical reflection can encourage a more complex view of language choices, audience identification, genres, and persuasion.
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David Seitz; Mocking Discourse: Parody as Pedagogy. Pedagogy 1 April 2011; 11 (2): 371–394. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-1218103
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