Mock heroic

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burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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An interview in the mock heroic style, between the rebel warriors and the British commander-in-chief, was received with immense applause, which came loudest of all from the loyalists of the colony.
This mock heroic comment has a double edge: on the one hand it trivializes Belinda's imminent loss of her locks, and on the other it sees female sexuality "nourish'd" by woman as a destructive force for "mankind".
Googling a runner Hudibras 2.50 Taunton Written by Samuel Butler, Hudibras is a mock heroic narrative poem, produced between 1660 and 1680.
"Most Gilbert and Sullivan stuff is mock heroic, taking the mickey out of something heroic, and the Grail and Arthur has that grandeur which is capable of mockery.
The final mock heroic scene of a "beer guy" saving the day with an emergency delivery to a pub sums it up: an uplifting, lighthearted, yet noteworthy treatment of a segment of the beer industry that by itself employs more than 90,000 workers across America.