Snowclone! - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon — LiveJournal
|Date:||April 23rd, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)|| |
What's wrong with...
... "paraphrase"? I mean, "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" is a "snowclone" of "Have Gun Will Travel"? Why not a paraphrase of that?
|Date:||April 23rd, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: What's wrong with...
"Paraphrase" is usually used to indicate rephrasing, i.e. putting the same substance in a different form. Snowcloning is quite the opposite -- it is the re-use of a well-known form with new content, formally analogous to the well-known content, but different from it.