Contoh Spoof Text dan Generic Structure: The Phone is Off

Belajar bahasa Inggris spoof text – Apa pengertian teks spoof itu? Sering kita samakan antara lelucon dan spoof dan juga anekdote. Tetapi spoof berbeda dengan anekdote. Perbedaan antara teks spoof dan anekdote bisa dibaca disni. Meski begitu juga tidak selamanya salah kalau spoof text itu cerita lucu.

Unsur yang membuat teks spoof lucu ada pada element generic structure yang ketiga yaitu twist. Yang dimaksud dengan twist adalah akhir cerita yang tak terduga. Pembaca mengira berakhiran A tetapi ternyata cerita itu berakhiran B. Ketidakterdugaan ini kemudian menyebabkan teks spoof terkesan menjadi lucu. Berikut contoh pendeknya.
The Phone is Off

Soon after he left college, Dave found one of his uncles who was very rich and had no children of his own died and left him a lot of money, so he decided to set up his own real estate agency.

Dave found a nice office. He bought some new furniture and moved in. he had only been there for e few hours when he heard someone coming toward the door of his office.

“It must be my first customer” Dave thought. He quickly picked up the telephone and pretended to be very busy answering an important call from someone in New York who wanted to buy a big and expensive house in the country.

The man knocked at the door while this was going on. He came in and waited politely for Dave to finish his conversation on the phone. Then the man said to Dave; “I am from the telephone company and I was sent here to connect your telephone”
Bagaimana sudah menangkap dimana letak kelucuan teks diatas? Ya akhir cerita yang menyebabkan kita tersenyum atau malah tertwa terpingkal-pingkal karena ketidakterdugaan kita terhadap alur cerita.

contoh spoof text cerita lucu
Kelucuan orang menelpon sementara telponnya belom tersambung sebagai contoh spoof text

Selanjutnya biar lebih paham dimana letak kelucuan dari cerita diatas adalah dengan cara menganalisa generic structure. Inti dari kelucuanitu adalah adanya unsur twist dalam cerita.

Notes on the Spoof’s Generic Structure

Analisa generic structure teks spoof bahasa Inggris itu sangat mirip dengan teks recount. Perbedaanya hanya pada akhir cerita. Kalau recount text diakhiri dengan reorientation sedangkan spoof ditutup dengan twist. unsur twist ini yang membuat cerita spoof menjadi lucu. erikut generic structure dari teks spoof pendek diatas
Orientation: Dave was a lucky man. He suddenly became a very rich man because of the death of his rich uncle who had no children. He inherited his uncle’s money.

Event 1: Being rich, he wanted to set up his estate company

Event 2: He had his new office. In his office, he pretended to be a very successful businessman. He acted as had an important client. He showed by making conversation on the phone.

Twist: The man whom he showed is a telephone technician. He came to Dave’s office to connect that phone.
Begitula cara menganalisa contoh spoof text bahasa Inggris. Cerita ini lebih dikenal dengan cerita lucu. Sebenarnya teks lucu yang ada pada kelompok genre spoof tidak sebenarnyanya lucu. Kelucuan lebih disebabkan karean ketidakterdugaan akhir cerita bagi pembaca. Tidak terduganya alur cerita sebenarnya tidak selamanya bermuatan hal yang lucu malah beberapa contoh spoof text ada yang berakhir twist tragis. Happy learning English.

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