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mock-heroic

1. (of a literary work, esp a poem) imitating the style of heroic poetry in order to satirize an unheroic subject, as in Pope's The Rape of the Lock
2. burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style
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Almost twenty years later, in 1971, Robert Coover took this deification of a mock heroic character a step further.
There is even a bit of the mock heroic in his narrative, as he alludes to passages from Homer's Odyssey.
When she and her uncle debate the wisdom of attending a masque at court, they do so in mock heroic terms reminiscent of Una and Redcrosse confronting the Cave of Error in book 1 of The Faerie Queene.
While the peer was full of praise for much of what he saw, he refused to be photographed in front of Raymond Mason's statue of a group of mock heroic workers in Centenary Square and branded it "disgraceful".