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Terms / Themes




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Oxford English Dictionary

etymology: French pastiche < Italian pasticcio (confused mixture, incl. pie containing pasta and meat)

A. noun. 1.a. A novel, poem, painting, etc., incorporating several different styles, or made up of parts drawn from a variety of sources.

2.a. A work, esp. of literature, created in the style of someone or something else; a work that humorously exaggerates or parodies a particular style.

b. The technique of incorporating distinctive elements of other works or styles in a literary composition, design, etc.

B. adjective. 1. Composed as an imitation or parody of a particular style or artist.

2. Exhibiting or incorporating an amalgam of different styles.