What is an example of a parody in literature?

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May 13, 2018

First, What is a parody?
A parody is a work that makes fun of / satires an existing original piece by imitating its style.

In literature, Parodies are used mainly to draw attention to or criticize a particular plot / character.

One such example is Pride and Prejudice with Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith:
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains, must be in want of more brains.

This is a parody of the famous classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Notice how the highlighted part written by Grahame-Smith parodies the similar line written by Austen, making it humorous and meanwhile drawing attention to the original one by copying its original manner.

Hope this helps :)