ENGC48H3 Lecture Notes - Mock-Heroic, Heroic Couplet, Jonathan Swift

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27 Nov 2011
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Aware of predecessors and usually shot them down. Most satires include allusions to other writers in their own satire. Elliot revered pope and paid him homage in opening passage of his piece. The kind of satire the rape of lock is. We"ve looked at other kinds: verse satires, imitations. Mock heroic: a form of satire that adapts the elevated heroic style of the classic epic poem to a trivial subject. Most mock-epics begin with an invocation to the muse & use the familiar epic devices of set speeches, supernatural interventions, and descents to the underworld, as well as infinitely detailed descriptions of the protagonist"s activities. *battle of the books by jonathan swift could be used for essay topic (20 pages) Had 2 cantos (songs) = a division in an epic poem. So only 2 segments of the rape of lock and then 1713 added 3 more cantos to it.

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