An homage (French homme
, from Latin homo
, „man“, through Middle Latin homagium
, "homage" to the vassal) is a public tribute, usually to a famous person to whom one is committed. Often the authors of an homage are themselves
in the public eye. Above all, homage is considered to be any reference made in the context of an artistic work,
highlighting someone to whom the artist owes some special inspiration for their work.
A persiflage (from the French persifler
, „to mock, to ridicule“) is a
witty, imitative and often critical mockery of a genre, an artistic work or a certain attitude of mind in general. It
can easily be compared to the rhetorical strategies of satire, especially the stylistic device of exaggeration. Here,
then, it is not a matter of a transformation of content or style as in parody or travesty, but rather the witty,
satirical distortion of content, themes or motifs.
A parody (Greek παρῳδία parōdía
„burlesque song or poem“) is a distorting, exaggerating or mocking imitation, often of a well-known work, a prominent person (group) or a real event. Characteristic features of the original are exaggerated, which often has a comical effect. A parody does not
necessarily have to have a pejorative character, but can even be a homage to the parodied original.