1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
2. an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc. taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
See also the Merriam-Webster.com definition for an exhaustive set of synonyms.
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The American poet, Reginald Shepherd, explains in his anthology Lyric Postmodernism that none of the techniques of contemporary poetry are new. “[S]yntactical fracture or deformation, quotation, pastiche, collage, montage, cinematic jump-cuts, polyvocality or multiplication of voices, irony, parody, the mingling of kinds of diction and discourse ... and juxtaposition instead of narrative or extended meditation” can all be found in the work of the high modernists. Source
I leave the interpretation and implementation of the idea of pastiche entirely up to each person who would like to participate in this challenge. Be innovative and open-minded in your approach. Remember that our links do not expire, so work that is posted later in the week will still be visited by other participants.