Studien Zum Komischen Epos
Cambridge University Press, Oct 18, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
Mock-heroic poetry is one of the most characteristic genres of English neoclassicism in the eighteenth century, including not only masterpieces such as Pope's The Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad, but also numerous minor poems. This book is the first comprehensive study of the theory, the conventions, and the history of the mock-heroic genre. Broich first shows how mock-heroic poetry combines the characteristics of various discourses--epic, comedy, parody, satire, and occasional poetry. Later, he traces the history of mock-heroic poetry: its foreign sources, its beginnings in England, the "rivalry" with other forms of comic narrative, and its decline in the second half of the eighteenth century.
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The conventions of the mockheroic poem
The disguise and suspension of reality
Imitation and parody of the epic
The mockheroic poem as satire
The history of the mockheroic poem
Boileaus Le Lutrin and the first phase of the genres
Popes The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock and the heroicomical poem second
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