imitation of ChristOn a table in my living room sits a picture of my face (see image, right) sketched by a student, done—as it had to be, right?—in the classroom. I liked it so much that the class put it in a frame and gave it to me as a present.

The picture is a caricature.

A caricature is the representation of a person whose features are exaggerated or distorted in order to produce a comic or grotesque effect. Continue reading