The correct answer is imitation.
B. early release
C. observe closely
D. fit of laughter
The correct answer is (A) A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious written or musical composition; the genre of literary work represented by such imitations. Also, any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation of a person, event, production, etc.
Parody comes from Greek paroidia (mocking poem).
Examples of use:
- The television comedy was a parody of a Tom Clancy book.
- A popular television drama was the subject of a parody last week.