Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text
Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text
After a long time, we have not posted an article on this website, on this occasion we want to share a kind of English text. In this case, we will discuss the Definition and Function of Spoof Text. However, although the title is the Definition Purpose and Example of Spoof Text, we also discuss the generic structure, the characteristic of language features, and the example of Spoof Text, and the information of Spoof Text is as below. (Also read: Definition Purpose and Generic Structure of Memo)
Definition of Spoof Text
Spoof is a text which tells a factual story, happened in the past time with an unpredictable and funny ending. Its social function is to entertain and share the story. Or, Spoof is a type of story which have has a twist (the funny part at the end of the story). It contains an unpredictable event that makes the story funny.
Spoof text is very similar to recount text. Both spoof text and recount text tell about the past event with chronological order. However, the purpose of Spoof Text is to amuse the reader with a funny story. The story mostly is ended with an unpredictable event. The other difference is Spoof Text has a “twist” at the end of the story.
The Purpose or Function of Spoof Text
– To entertain/amuse the reader with a funny story.
– To tell a short story or event with a humorous twist.
Generic Structure of Spoof Text
– Orientation (introduction of the participant of the story, where it happened and when. By giving the orientation, the reader will recognize the story)
– Events (tells about the chronological of the story. Several events are explored in a chronological way which able to arrange the story read nicely.)
– Twist (an unpredictable plot at the end of the story which amuses the reader. Readers even did not predict before that it would be) (Also read another article at Pengertian dan Contoh Uncountable Noun)
Language Feature / Characteristics of Spoof Text:
– Focusing on individual participant
– Use of material process
– Use of circumstance of time and place
– Use of past tense
– Use of direct speech for the dialog
– Using action verb; ate, ran, etc
– Using adverb of time and place
– Told in chronological order
Examples of Spoof Text
Goat Jumping into a Deep Hole
Two men were walking through the woods and come across a very big deep hole. “Wow…that looks deep.” One replied, “Sure does… toss a few pebbles in there and we will see how deep this hole is.” Then they pick up a few pebbles and throw them in and wait… no noise “Geeez. That is really deep… here.. throw one of these great big rocks down there. Those should make a noise.” After that, they pick up a couple of football-sized rocks and toss them into the hole and wait… and wait. but no noise they heard.
Wow… They were really impressed with how deep the hole it was. They look at each other in amazement. One gets a determined look on his face and says, “Hey…over here in the weeds, there’s a railroad tie. Help me carry it over here. When we toss that sucker in this hole, it’s must make some noise.”
The two men drag the heavy tie over to the hole and heave it in. But, not a sound comes from the hole. Suddenly, out of the nearby woods, a goat appears, running like the wind. It rushes toward the two men, then right past them, running as fast as its legs will carry it. Suddenly it leaps in the air and into the hole. The goat disappeared into the deep hole. (Also read another article at ARMY to Maintain the Integrity of Nation)
The two men are astonished by what they’ve just seen. How could a goat jump into the hole? Then, not long after that, out of the woods comes a farmer. He seemed to seek something and asked to the two men, “Hey two guys… have you seen my goat out here?”
Feeling amazing with what they saw of a goat jumping to the hole, they answer straightly, “You bet we did! Craziest thing I’ve ever seen! A goat came running like crazy and just jumped into this hole!”
The farmer thought a moment and said, “That could not have been my goat. Because my goat was chained to a railroad tie.” Then he left the two men.
The Perfect Husband
The Perfect Husband This is another example of spoof text. This story is funny, humorous, and twisting. The story has an unpredictable ending by organizing the tricky plot. Take a look! The Perfect Husband? Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to talk.
Everyone else in the room stops to listen. MAN: “Hello” WOMAN: “Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?” MAN: “Yes” WOMAN: “I’m at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $1,000. Is it OK if I buy it?” MAN: “Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.” WOMAN: “I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new 2007 models. I saw one I really liked.” MAN: “How much?” WOMAN: “$80,000.” MAN: “OK, but for that price, I want it with all the options.” WOMAN: “Great! Oh, and one more thing. The house we wanted last year is back on the market. They’re asking $950,000.” MAN: “Well, then go ahead and give them an offer, but just offer $900,000.” WOMAN: “OK. I’ll see you later! I love you!” MAN: “Bye, I love you, too.” The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in astonishment. Then he smiles and asks: “Anyone know whose phone is???!!!”
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