noun see mock-heroic II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mock-epic — ▪ literature also called  mock heroic        form of satire that adapts the elevated heroic style of the classical epic poem to a trivial subject. The tradition, which originated in classical times with an anonymous burlesque of Homer, the… …   Universalium

  • mock epic — a long, humorous poem written in mock heroic style. * * * …   Universalium

  • mock epic — a long, humorous poem written in mock heroic style …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mock-heroic — Mock heroic, mock epic or heroi comic works are typically satires or parodies that mock common Classical stereotypes of heroes and heroic literature. Typically, mock heroic works to insert the heroic work by either putting a fool in the role of… …   Wikipedia

  • mock-heroic — I. adjective Date: circa 1712 ridiculing or burlesquing heroic style, character, or action < a mock heroic poem > • mock heroically adverb II. noun Date: 1728 a mock heroic composition called also mock epic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mock heroic — Synonyms and related words: Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian, Pindaric, Theocritean, bardic, broad, bucolic, burlesque, comic, comical, didactic, dithyrambic, dramatic, eclogic, elegiac, epic, farcical, heroic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beast epic — (beast fable, Tierdichtung)    Medieval beast epics, like the earlier fables of Aesop and others, were linked series of tales revolving around animals that talked and behaved like human beings. Often they were written in a mock epic style that… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Pope, Alexander — born May 21, 1688, London, Eng. died May 30, 1744, Twickenham, near London English poet and satirist. A precocious boy precluded from formal education by his Roman Catholicism, Pope was mainly self educated. A deformity of the spine and other… …   Universalium

  • French literature — Introduction       the body of written works in the French language produced within the geographic and political boundaries of France. The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as a result of the …   Universalium

  • Russian literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Russian language, beginning with the Christianization of Kievan Rus in the late 10th century.       The unusual shape of Russian literary history has been the source of numerous… …   Universalium

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