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Rape Of The Lock Gods And Goddesses
1,797 wordsAs the name indicates, the Mock-Epic is a literary form that burlesques the classical epics by using characteristics of the epic -- the invocation of a deity, a formal statement of theme, the division of the work into books and cantos, grandiose speeches, battles and supernatural machinery- to reveal the ridiculousness of a certain subject. The main effect of employing techniques of an epic is, however, not so much to have fun with the epic, but to deflate a subject or characters that by contras...
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Mock Epic Chaunticleer Life
405 wordsThe Nuns Priests Tale is a brilliant piece of comedy that pokes fun at human nature. The Priest tells of conceited cock, Chaunticleer, and the love of his life, Pertelote. This tale adheres to the mock-epic form, satirizing mans view of heroism by telling it through the eyes of beasts. As to how this tale is mock-heroic, one first shall consider the means through which it is told-a rooster. When rooster personifies the characteristics of a conventional hero, it shouldnt be simply perceived as si...
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Juxtaposition In Rhyming Couplets Juxtaposition In Rhyming Pope
563 wordsPope skillfully uses the mock epic genre to satirize the triviality of his society through exaggeration, parody, and juxtaposition in rhyming couplets. The epic form inherently makes subject matter larger than life and Pope cleverly uses this characteristic to reveal the absurdity of the society he lives in. In his epic, he mocks misplaced importance by placing an event as inconsequential as the snipping off of some hair at the root of his action. In Canto III, Pope turns a simple card game into...
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18 Th Century Rape Of The Lock
2,323 wordsAlexander Pope and His Poetry Outline: This paper reviews the poems, "The Rape of the Lock" and "An Essay of Man" both by Alexander Pope, focusing on the poet's clever use of linguistic, rhetoric and poetic devises including his mastery of the heroic couplet. Alexander Pope is an eighteenth century Catholic poet who was famous for his translations of several classical poems; most prominent of which are Homers epic poetry. He is well-known for concise poetic writing and carefully crafted language...
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Alexander Pope And His Part 2
2,407 words... the petty (the single hair) and the grand (Mans Imperial Race) makes the reader realize that the former is very real but the second premise is debatable. The poems form clearly categorizes it as a mock-epic which closely resembles the classical epic, having the same central concerns, but the approach is satirical and humorous rather than earnest. It is without a doubt an indication of how lightly the treatment is yet the same light treatment makes the impact is more pronounced, valid and com...
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Mock Epic Mead Hall
1,517 wordsThe Epic, Now and Then Within the scope of this research, we will elaborate on how epic has transformed over the centuries. While ancient epic literature was abundant with heroes, Gods, and monsters, contemporary epic is quite different. The most striking difference between contemporary and ancient epic is the appearance of so-called mock epic, a form of contemporary literature that has all of the elements of epic, however in reality mocks it. In this report, we will compare Beowulf, an ancient ...
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York Harper Collins Rape Of The Lock
1,562 words... his mourning people. They place the ashes of Beowulf and all of the dragon's treasures inside a giant mound of sand where they would be safe from the enemies sure to attack after hearing of the tragedy. (Russom 15) The contemporary mock epic like The Rape of the Lock is certainly quite different from the ancient epic such as Beowulf, and this illustrates how epic has changed with time. As the name indicates, the mock epic is a literary form that burlesques the classical epics by using charac...
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Rape Of The Lock Lock Of Hair
1,135 wordsAlexander Popes The Rape of the Lock engages the reader by telling the tale of a beauteous young woman who has been terribly wronged when an amorous suitor purloins a lock of hair. He begins his tale with an introduction, an apology of sorts, to one Arabella Fermor. Pope makes light of the fairer sex, and indeed poets themselves, as he states... for the ancient poets are in one respect like many modern ladies: let an action be never so trivial in itself, they always make it appear of the utmost ...
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