Spoof text: Example with Generic Structure and Translation "Lucky Thief"

I like reading spoof story very much. A spoof text always bring an unpredictable event in the end of the story. If you like too, you can read my collection of  spoof text which have different kinds of twist in the end of story.

Now I have another short funny story labelled as spoof text. Although this story is very short but it is clear enough to identify why the passage can be categorized as a spoof text. Hold your smile before you finish reading the following short funny story.

The Lucky Thief - Example of Spoof Text with Generic Structure
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"

Translation of Spoof  Story
Well, have got your smile? If you haven't yet, I wonder why. Let me help you to burst out laughing. Only laughing, remember not crying! This rough translation may help you to get it.


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Generic Structure of Spoof Text
So have you burst laughing? I hope you have because we are going to find out the generic structure of that short funny story of spoof text. Every spoof text covers three things; who involves in that story?, what are the events?, and how the the story is ended? So let's make it simple and clearly written.
1. Orientation: The story clearly states the main characters; the thief and the mad man
2. Events: Paragraph 3 describes three important events. They are how the thief tries to get out from the house, how the mad man tries to catch the thief, and how finally the thief gives up.
3. Twist: How the story is accomplished becomes the main element of spoof text. It is the twisting end of the story. What the mad man replies after catching the thief is really unpredictable for readers.

That's all the story of The Lucky Thief. This story is labelled as spoof text because it fulfills all 3 elements of generic structure in how a spoof text is organized.

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