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caricature in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaricaturecar‧i‧ca‧ture1 /ˈkærɪkətʃʊə $ -tʃʊr/ noun  1 [countable]AVPICTURE a funny drawing of someone that makes them look sillycaricature of caricatures of politicians2 [countable]AL a description of someone or something that is only partly true and makes them seem sillycaricature of The report presents a caricature of the true situation.3 [uncountable]AV the activity of drawing or writing caricatures
Examples from the Corpus
caricatureThe young man looked like a caricature of a South American polo player.Unfortunately, popular folklore eventually romanticized the leader and his tribe, reducing them almost to comic book caricatures.Unfortunately, now four years later our original leader has become a cartoon caricature.Klein began his career by drawing caricatures of local politicians in the paper.Their personalities are easily exaggerated, their foibles ripe for caricature or psychotherapy.Politicians are used to having caricatures of themselves printed in newspapers.It's a sort of caricature of a machine.We had our caricatures drawn by a street artist while we were on vacation in Turkey.Now she added quick caricatures and portraits to her entertainments at Hunnewell parties.The caricature is crude, but recognisable.Yet all these caricatures are historically misplaced.But whereas caricature depends on paring down character to exaggerated essentials, acting conveys shades, nuances and inconsistencies.