mock-heroic


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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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Yet Pope's vision magnifies as well as diminishes his mock-heroic subject.
His 1533 drawing of Hercules and Omphale, [183] a subject popular with the ancient poets is a mock-heroic satire in which Hercules plays the part of a fool taken in by the wiles of a woman.
Only slightly more uplifting were the epiphanic fakes, mock-heroic movies about manhood that offered some cheap thrills but little genuine rapture.
The most powerful of these parodic episodes tells the story of the mock-heroic battle in Parliament over the excise.
Mike Tigar, with typical mock-heroic swagger, had renamed the blue-walled chamber "the Situation Room" to convey a more warlike atmosphere.
Perhaps Puiu has the mock-heroic mode in mind, the distance between
lt;/pre> <p>It should be apparent that the alert Doyle was able to illustrate the hilarious slagging (mocking) in all the pages of Synge's mock-heroic comedy.
Mock-heroic from Butler to Cowper; an English genre and discourse.
Robert Burns did much to popularise haggis with his mock-heroic poem 'To a Haggis', which celebrated the 'great chieftain o' the puddin-race'.
35] In Nimphidia, miniaturization is the basis of Dra yton's mock-heroic method -- Oberon is funny because he is tiny, a bellicose monarch who uses a beetle's head for a helmet and a hornet's sting for a rapier (3:140).
With its shifts between vatic proclamation and mock-heroic deflation, this passage brings "The Waste Land's" method of allusion close to that of English neoclassical satire, with its characteristic manner of exposing contemporary pretensions by holding them up to the standards of an idealized past that is deceptively made to seem available by the imitation of conventional poetic form.