'Hudibras,' which appeared in three parts during a period of fifteen years, is written, like previous English satires, in rough-and-ready doggerel verse
, in this case verse of octosyllabic couplets and in the form of a mock-epic.
For instance, written next to each oil painting was doggerel verse
containing themes either extolling or disparaging something; this moralist content, springing from folk traditions furthermore upheld by the famous discussions of art's role in socialist politics delivered at the Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art in 1942, was transcribed in slick calligraphy and mounted on ancient Chinese scrolls.
1), both long pieces of doggerel verse
by William Combe.
Meanwhile Arthur recited the doggerel verse
that Dad had sent from the Midwest schoolhouse in the hope that he could be persuaded to write it out.
As a passionate plea on the behalf of the earth its heart is in the right place but its important message is conveyed in a text that veers between twee platitudes and strident green propaganda, cast into doggerel verse
, set to music of numbing banality.
Osgood, who is well known for his own doggerel verse
, turns out to be a perfect choice for reading Seuss aloud.
of doggerel verse
, in rhyming couplets with a strong rhythm and some
At a state banquet before Lent, a young man of patrician family got so drunk that Falier had him escorted out, but he left behind on the doge's throne a piece of doggerel verse
to the effect that Falier had to pay for his attractive and considerably younger second wife, while other men enjoyed her.
First, there is a brief caption beneath the vignette that announces, in doggerel verse
, the image's didactic theme: "By the Spanish tyranny, in this space displayed, / All the world's nations are rightly dismayed."(2) The gathering, then, is international; and closer inspection reveals an eclectic array of characters and costumes: European ruffs, doublets, and breeches; an extravagant caftan and turban meant to indicate Ottoman, Persian, or otherwise Asian dress; a soft-trimmed hat atop the dusky head of what presumably counts as an African.(3) Within this gallery of continents, the feathered headgear of the two central figures makes iconographic reference to their American origins.