Pastiche vs Parody - What's the difference?

pastiche | parody |

Pastiche is a see also of parody.


As nouns the difference between pastiche and parody

is that pastiche is a work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist while parody is a work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.

As verbs the difference between pastiche and parody

is that pastiche is to create or compose in a mixture of styles while parody is to make a parody of something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pastiche

Noun

(en noun)
  • A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
  • A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
  • An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
  • (uncountable) A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
  • Verb

    (pastich)
  • To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
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    Anagrams

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    parody

    English

    (wikipedia parody)

    Noun

    (parodies)
  • A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
  • * Macaulay
  • The lively parody which he wrote was received with great applause.
  • (archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To make a parody of something.
  • The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.

    See also

    * satire / satirize * pastiche