What are examples of pastiche in a novel?

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According to “Webster’s Dictionary,’ pastiche is the act ofemploying a generally light-hearted tongue-in-cheek imitation of another's style; although jocular, it is usually respectful”.  One famous example of pastiche is by Alexander Pope, who spent years translating Homer.  He did a famous pastiche of the epic form in “The Rape of the Lock.” In the novel “Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain writes a pastiche using Shakespearian English for the character of Duke(deposed King).  Another example is from the novel “Cannan’s Tongue.”  As we read in a review from the United Kingdom’s “Telegraph,”  “Cannan's Tongue” by John Wray includes many “passages of Twain-like comedy ('Why, dip me in bread crumbs!') and Southern gothic after Edgar Allen Poe ('Time shuddered and gave a barely audible sigh…').”

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