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Of or relating to a style of satirical or mock-heroic verse composed in rhymed iambic tetrameter couplets.

[After Hudibras, a satiric epic by Samuel Butler.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) mock-heroic in style
[C18: after Hudibras, poem (1663–68) by Samuel Butler]


(ˌhyu dəˈbræs tɪk or, often, ˌyu-)

of, like, or in the mock-heroic style of Samuel Butler's poem Hudibras (published 1663-78), written in a doggerel of octosyllabic couplets.
[1705–15; Hudibras + -tic]
Hu`di•bras′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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With its bathetic juxtaposition of Arthurian knights and modern lawyers, this passage bears traces of the playful, Hudibrastic tone that informed large sections of the poem's early drafts but which Bloomfield removed before publication, on advice from friends.
Hudibrastic rhymes, especially as practised by Byron:
Cunningham all but own the couplet form for contemporary poetry, and Cassity is an outright virtuoso, writing not only heroic couplets, but the tetrameter and dimeter variety, and employing, as Tuma has noted, a rich variety of sonic devices including polysyllabic and hudibrastic rhymes.
17) "The Sotweed Factor" ("sotweed" is tobacco, "factor" a merchant/buyer) is a hudibrastic satire that chronicles the misadventures of an English factor during a short sojourn in the colony.
While also composed in hudibrastic or "burlesque" verse, "Sotweed Redivivus"(20) is more policy statement than satire.
He would versify his voyage to Maryland from beginning to end, as he had planned before, but so far from writing a panegyric, he would scourge the Province with tha lash of Hudibrastic as a harlot is scourged at t he public post, catalogue her every wickedness, and expose her every traps laid for the trusting, thc unwary, thc innocent