- What is Spoof text?
Spoof Text is a text which tells about factual story, happened in the past time with unpredictable and funny ending. 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 reader with funny story. The story mostly is ended with an unpredictable event. The other different is Spoof Text has “twist” in the end of the story. The purpose of spoof text is to entertain the readers by a humorous story.
- What is the generic structure of Spoof text?
a. Orientation: introducing the participants and setting.
b. Events: tells about the chronological of the story. Several events are explored in chronological way which able to arrange the story read nicely.
c. Twist: an unpredictable plot in the end of the story which amuse the reader. Readers even did not predict before that it would be happened.
- How about the language feature of Spoof text?
a. Focusing on people, animals or certain things.
b. Using action verb; ate, ran, etc.
c. Using adverb of time and place.
d. Explaining in chronological order.
4. Example of Spoof text
The Lucky Thief
One usual day in the middle of night, there was a thief. He came in a mad man’s house and stole a TV and DVD set.
While the thief was getting out of the house, the mad man wake up and tried to chase him. The thief was running out the house quickly but the madman followed just behind. After two hours race, the thief felt tired and gave up. Soon the thief was caught, wet handed, by the mad man.
Under unlucky situation, the thief started pleading and begged the mad man not to send him to police officers. The mad man replied calmly;”Don’t worry, I just want to give you the remotes”
A Clown in The Zoo
One day a clown was visiting the zoo and attempted to earn some money by making a street performance. He acted and mimed perfectly some animal acts. As soon as he started to drive a crowd, a zoo keeper grabbed him and dragged him into his office. The zoo keeper explained to the clown that the zoo’s most popular gorilla had died suddenly and the keeper was fear that attendance at the zoo would fall off. So he offered the clown a job to dress up as the gorilla until the zoo could get another one. The clown accepted this great opportunity.
So the next morning the clown put on the gorilla suit and entered the cage before the crowd came. He felt that it was a great job. He could sleep all he wanted, played and made fun of people and he drove bigger crowds than he ever did as a clown. He pretended the gorilla successfully.
However, eventually the crowds were tired of him for just swinging on tires. He began to notice that the people were paying more attention to the lion in the next cage. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he decided to make a spectacular performance. He climbed to the top of his cage, crawled across a partition, and dangled from the top to the lion’s cage. Of course, this made the lion furious, but the crowd people loved it.
At the end of the day the zoo keeper came and gave him a raise for being such a good attraction. Well, this went on for some time, he kept taunting the lion, the audience crowd grew a larger, and his salary kept going up. Then one terrible day happened. When he was dangling over the furious lion, he slipped and fell into the lion cage. The clown was really in big terrible situation. He was terrified.
Sooner the lion gathered itself and prepared to pounce. The clown was so scared. He could do nothing and he began to run round and round the cage with the lion close and closer behind. Finally, the lion could catch him. The clown started screaming and yelling, “Help me, help me!”, but the lion was quick and pounces. The clown soon found himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and suddenly he heard a voice from the lion’s mouth;”Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?”.