mock-heroic


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mock-he·ro·ic

(mŏk′hĭ-rō′ĭk)
n.
A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style.

mock′-he·ro′ic adj.
mock′-he·ro′i·cal·ly adv.

mock-heroic

adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a literary work, esp a poem) imitating the style of heroic poetry in order to satirize an unheroic subject, as in Pope's The Rape of the Lock
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style

mock′-hero′ic



adj.
1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action.
2. satirizing the heroic style of literature: a mock-heroic poem.
3. a literary work written in mock-heroic style.
[1705–15]
mock′-hero′ically, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic versemock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic verse
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Translations

mock-heroic

[ˈmɒkhɪˈrəʊɪk] ADJheroicoburlesco
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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.
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.
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.
This last characteristic suggests that the tone of the painting as a whole is that of the mock-heroic.
Georgievska-Shine and Silver underscore Velazquez's mock-heroic rhetoric as the corresponding narrative force to Rubens's mythological inventions (195).
In 1712, the original version of Alexander Pope's satirical mock-heroic poem ''The Rape of the Lock'' was published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellany.
William Hogarth's prints titled "A Harlot's Progress", Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock and John Gay's Beggar's Opera create mock-heroic or mock-romantic worlds, in which women are cast as virgins, wives or whores in general.
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.
A mock-heroic bricoleur, she seems to be wryly performing her own process.