Spoof Text: Pengertian, Ciri-Ciri, Dan Contoh

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Pengertian Spoof Text

Dalam bahasa Inggris terdapat beragam jenis teks yang salah satunya bernama spoof text. Spoof text merupakan jenis teks di dalam bahasa Inggris yang menceritakan tentang komedi dengan bagian akhir cerita tidak mudah ditebak oleh para pembaca.

Spoof text termasuk teks yang paling menyenangkan untuk dipelajari. Sebab teks ini menceritakan hal yang lucu dengan bagian akhir tak terduga.

Ciri-Ciri Spoof Text

Adapun ciri-ciri dari spoof text yakni:

  • Menggunakan simple past tense, sebab teks ini termasuk ke dalam teks cerita atau narasi.
  • Menggunakan action verb, yakni bentuk kata kerja yang dapat menggambarkan sebuah kegiatan di mana pembaca dapat mendengar dan melihat.
  • Menggunakan kata keterangan waktu dan tempat, dalam teks ini terdapat keterangan waktu dan juga tempat untuk mendukung alur cerita.
  • Diceritakan secara runtut, isi cerita disampaikan secara runtut sehingga para pembaca merasa tidak bingung dan tidak melewatkan suatu kejadian. Hal ini menjadi peluang bagi penulis untuk membuat twist yang tidak mudah ditebak.

Struktur Spoof Text

Spoof text mempunyai struktur yang berbeda dengan teks-teks lainnya, dan berikut struktur spoof text antara lain:

  • Orientation

Pada bagian ini penulis memperkenalkan cerita kepada para pembaca mulai dari pengenalan tokoh, waktu kejadian, tempat, dan lainnya.

  • Events

Di bagian ini penulis menceritakan kejadian atau peristiwa yang dianggap masih wajar.

  • Twist

Ini merupakan bagian teks yang menceritakan sisi kebalikan dari kejadian yang dianggap wajar, terkesan lucu dan tidak diduga atau disangka sebelumnya.

Contoh Spoof Text

Contoh 1

The Zoo Job

One day a clown was visiting the zoo and attempted to earn some money by making a street performance. He acted and mimed perfectly some animal acts.

As soon as he started to drive a crowd, a zoo keeper grabbed him and dragged him into his office. The zoo keeper explained to the clown that the zoo’s most popular gorilla had died suddenly and the keeper was fear that attendance at the zoo would fall off.

So he offered the clown a job to dress up as the gorilla until the zoo could get another one. The clown accepted this great opportunity.

So the next morning the clown put on the gorilla suit and entered the cage before the crowd came. He felt that it was a great job.

He could sleep all he wanted, played and made fun of people and he drove bigger crowds than he ever did as a clown. He pretended the gorilla successfully.

However, eventually the crowds were tired of him for just swinging on tires. He began to notice that the people were paying more attention to the lion in the next cage.

Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he decided to make a spectacular performance.

He climbed to the top of his cage, crawled across a partition, and dangled from the top to the lion’s cage. Of course, this made the lion furious, but the crowd people loved it.

At the end of the day the zoo keeper came and gave him a raise for being such a good attraction.

Well, this went on for some time, he kept taunting the lion, the audience crowd grew a larger, and his salary kept going up.

Then one terrible day happened. When he was dangling over the furious lion, he slipped and fell into the lion cage. The clown was really in big terrible situation. He was terrified.

Sooner the lion gathered itself and prepared to pounce. The clown was so scared. He could do nothing and he began to run round and round the cage with the lion close and closer behind.

Finally, the lion could catch him. The clown started screaming and yelling, “Help me, help me!”, but the lion was quick and pounces.

The clown soon found himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and suddenly he heard a voice from the lion’s mouth;”Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?”.

Contoh 2

In Cinema

One day, i went to the 21 to watching movie. I got a bad seat. I had a seat near the screen but it was fine beacuse the movie was very good. I didn’t enjoyed enough.

There are guy and a girl were sitting next to me and were talking loudly. I couldn’t hear clearly the actors. Then I warned them. But they didn’t pay attention to me.

I could not bear it Then I looked to them and said angrily, “I can’t hear the words” and then the guy answered, “it’s none of your business”, “this is private conversation”.