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Author Terry, Richard (Richard G.), author.

Title Mock-heroic from Butler to Cowper : an English genre and discourse / Richard Terry
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in early modern English literature
Studies in early modern English literature.
Contents 1. Mock-heroic in the English Augustan Era -- 2. Butler's Hudibras : heroic impertinence -- 3. Blackmore and the low sublime -- 4. Mock-heroic and luxury : the heroi-comical poem -- 5. Mock-heroic and gallantry : Pope's Rape of the lock -- 6. The rhetoric of Augustan mockery -- 7. Mock-heroic and grace : the case of Cowper -- 8. On laughter and ludicrous composition
Summary Mock-heroic is the exemplary genre of the English Augustan era: it is one of the few genres that the Augustans invented themselves, and it stands in a symbolic relation to a culture still reverential of the grandeurs of the classical past and uneasy about its ability to emulate them. Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper shows the protean nature of mock-epic at this time. It recounts the rise of mock-heroic, discusses the properties of the form, and explores its relation both to classical epic and to contemporary genres such as the poetic travesty and the novel. It also tracks the relation of mock-heroic to the concept to the sublime, especially to the low sublime unwittingly perfected by Richard Blackmore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680 -- Hudibras.
Cowper, William, 1731-1800 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680.
Cowper, William, 1731-1800.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Mock-heroic literature -- History and criticism
Verse satire, English -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Early modern.
English poetry.
Mock-heroic literature.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Verse satire, English.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351917129