Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Difference Between Satire and Parody

People often ask me, "Carl, what's the difference between satire and parody?" The answer, really, is more straightforward than many people think.

Parody is like a simile. Satire is metaphor.

2 comments:

Paul Zagaeski said...

Ah... and I can even see the little smile as you typed this. An elegant explanation.

dt said...

I never metaphor I didn't like.