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caricature
used in The Souls of Black Folk

3 uses
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Definition
a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  • Caricature has sought again to spoil the quaint beauty of the music, and has filled the air with many debased melodies which vulgar ears scarce know from the real.
    Chapter 14 (24% in)
  • The Music of Negro religion is that plaintive rhythmic melody, with its touching minor cadences, which, despite caricature and defilement, still remains the most original and beautiful expression of human life and longing yet born on American soil.
    Chapter 10 (11% in)
  • Some, like "Near the lake where drooped the willow," passed into current airs and their source was forgotten; others were caricatured on the "minstrel" stage and their memory died away.
    Chapter 14 (11% in)

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