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English formal satire. Elizabethan to Augustan. by Doris C. Power

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Published by Mouton in The Hague .
Written in English


  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.,
  • Satire, English -- History and criticism

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SeriesDe proprietatibus litterarum -- 19
LC ClassificationsPR934 P6 1972
The Physical Object
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18404435M

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Satire is a genre of literature and performing arts, usually fiction and less frequently in non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Powers, Doris C. English formal satire. The Hague, Mouton, , []. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . An example of formal satire is Alexander Pope's Moral Essays. Indirect satire conventionally employs the form of a fictional narrative--such as Byron's Don Juan or Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Ridicule, irony, exaggeration, and similar tools are almost always used in satire.