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Mock Epic Topics

“THE RAPE OF THE LOCK”---MOCK-EPIC POEM: The epic is a narrative poem of supposed divine inspiration treating of a subject of great and momentous importance for mankind, the characters of the story are partly human and partly divine, and the language and style in which the incidents are related are full of elevation and dignity. If a long narrative poem should satisfy all the tests of epic poetry, but if the subject which is celebrated be of a trivial nature, like the cutting off a lock of a woman’s...

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As I Lay Dying as a Mock Epic

I Lay Dying as a Mock Epic The title of William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying comes from Homer’s Odyssey when Agamemnon says to Odysseus, “As I lay dying, the woman with the dog's eye would not close my eyes as I descended into Hades." Considering the fact that Faulkner used such a recognizable allusion as the title of his novel, it is logical to think that he wanted readers to consider his novel as an epic story. Faulkner’s text shares many of the same elements as famous epics, including a quest...

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Mac Flecknoe as a Mock Epic

Dryden's Macflecknoe as a Mock Heroic Poem. A mock- heroic poem uses the formal elements which characterize the epic genre to depict a trivial situation. It thus creates a contrast between the form and content that results in a satiric and absurd effect, ridiculing the characters in the plot and their actions. In the form and style, MacFlecknoe is a kind of mock-epic or mock-heroic poem. The very opening of MacFlecknoe is characterized by epic inflation which has a comic...

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Giselle Valle Honors English 10 Milestone Assignment When reading all three of these epics, there was two hero’s that really stood out to me. Those two heros would be Beowulf and Hector of Troy. Hector was the obvious true hero of the Iliad, he defended Troy to literally the moment he died. Hector was killed by the stabbing of a vengeful and angry Achilles, something he knew was coming but didn’t back out. Beowulf, as dedicated warrior, at a young age he falls and dies in the hands of a vengeful...

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The Rape of the Lock as a Mock-Heroic Poem

According to Childs and Fowler, (2006:144) in heroic epic, things that are not ordinary and things that are trivial can exist together and be a part of each other. But in mock-epic the author puts less emphasis on concern in broad discourse, the slowly developing balance of epic narration bonds with the awareness of individual satire. As far as mock-epic is concerned, within the plot the representatives of the ritualistic become given to bouts of ill temper, poise and self-respect transforms into...

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Mock-heroic features of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock"

Q. DESCRIBE THE MOCK-HEROIC FEATURES YOU FIND IN POPE'S 'THE RAPE OF THE LOCK'. Mock-epic, also known as mock-heroic poetry is a juxtaposition of trivial subject matter and grandeur epic style. From the fundamental point of view, mock-epic is nothing but the most popular neo-classical burlesque used as a double-edged satirical weapon. Batrachomyomachia, an anonymous parody, attributed to Homer, is most probably the earliest example of mock-epic genre. Alexander Pope was the central figure of Augustan...

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There are many presentation topics that college students can select. However, a successful presentation is determined by a number of factors, thus it is important for a student to understand that an interesting presentation topic will not be enough. To start with, students should be armed with the necessary skills to create a captivating presentation. Using images in your college presentation Balance of graphics in your presentation is very important. Although images and beautiful fonts cannot...

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The Development of the Epic

MASENO UNIVERSITY FACULTY: ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPT: LINGUISTICS LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE COURSE CODE: ALI 819 TASK: Trace the historical development of the Epic to date indicating the major turning points in its evolution. ...

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Beowulf as Epic

What makes an epic? Is Beowulf an epic?    What is an epic poem, and how does it differ from other kinds of poetry or storytelling? How have epic poems traditionally been transmitted from generation to generation? How do tellers remember these long and complicated stories? According to Robert Harris’s Glossary of Literary Terms, he defines an epic as the following: Epic. An extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes and written in a high style (with...

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Epics in Early British Literature

Epics in Early British Literature Early British literature contains some of the most read pieces of literature in history. From Beowulf to Paradise Lost to The Rape of the Lock each work fits into a time in history and literature that is distinctly different yet the same. Each work fits loosely or tightly into the conventions of epic type poetry. The epic conventions of poetry have distinct characteristics and conventions. Characteristics of epic pieces of literature range from style and setting...

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