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Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper: An English Genre and Discourse (Studies in Early Modern Literature) Hardcover – 18 Mar 2005

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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited (18 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754606236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754606239
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,349,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics describes 'mock-epic' and 'mock-heroic' as Terms used in a broad sense to describe a satiric method in poetry and prose and, more specifically, a distinct sub-genre or kind of poetry which seeks a derisive effect by combining formal and elevated language with a trivial subject. Read the first page
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