I fancy, also, that I must by this time have read the Odyssey, for the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice" was in the second volume, and it took me so much that I paid it the tribute of a bald imitation in a mock-heroic
epic of a cat fight, studied from the cat fights in our back yard, with the wonted invocation to the Muse, and the machinery of partisan gods and goddesses.
Andrew Litton and his Norwegian orchestra perform this later version, very convincingly, as a slyly comic mock-heroic
piece with the opening movement's Allegro eroicoepisode clearly revealed as a send-up and the risoluto finale ironically undercut.
always enjoyed a prominent position in mock-heroic
poetry--a literary genre which depends on establishing a gulf between contemptible subject matter, on the one hand, and the dignity inherent in epic poetry, on the other." Thus "[t]he central joke of many mock-heroic
works of the early eighteenth century is the casting of culinary terms into epic diction" (6).
"I remember starting Aurora Dawn, the novel, as sheer fun, taking the mock-heroic
voice of Henry Fielding and capering around in it with sophomoric exuberance." And then a new captain took over Wouk's ship; intimations of Captain Queeg found their way to Wouk's journals and consciousness, and a literary career began to stretch out into the future.
Discussion encompasses themes such as the artist in society, the Renaissance artist as hero, mock-heroic
self-portraits, and the role of biography for serial self-portraitists.
(3) Pope perfects his use of mock-heroic
to achieve his dual satiric purpose of simultaneous admiration and critique: (4) for Maynard Mack, he "represents the absurdities of the fashionable world with affection," while never letting us "forget that in such a world ethical judgments have reached a sad disarray" when so much value is placed on "trifles." (5)
This last characteristic suggests that the tone of the painting as a whole is that of the mock-heroic
. Almost all its elements are characteristic of a moment of heroic action, but because these elements are exaggerated in expression they contribute to the painting's satiric character.
Georgievska-Shine and Silver underscore Velazquez's mock-heroic
rhetoric as the corresponding narrative force to Rubens's mythological inventions (195).
The following two chapters cover 'The Renaissance Artist as Hero' and 'Mock-Heroic
"The Filter of Attention and Indissoluble Attractors in EighteenthCentury Mock-Heroic
The Taiping rebels were sometimes characterized as Christian revolutionaries, while at other times they were called savages and "mock-heroic
Within the limiting perspective of an adolescent, the drama is one of the character's own invention, and in turn, his mock-heroic
walk through the woods is easily telescoped into insignificance by a skeptical reader.