Posts Tagged: Satirical

Many authors use mock-epic conventions when writing poetry. Mock-epic convention, by definition, is a type of satire that treats petty human occurrences as if they were extraordinary or heroic. Mock-epics often will be parodies of serious classical epics, but in a more humorous way. Alexander Pope’s mock-epic poem, The Rape of the Lock, is one… Read Article →

In the selected titles, the syntax of love and marriage changes throughout the writings. The author’s meanings all start out differently but in the end, the writings seem to have the same ideas on love and marriage. By the use of literary devices and structural and thematic variation, the authors portray the characters initially living… Read Article →

Poverty in Victorian Britain remained a problem throughout the 19th century and the need to provide help and assistance to those that could not help themselves still remained essential at the end of this period. The provisions made through the ‘poor law’ gave the absolute minimum relief with basic accommodation, food and help in order… Read Article →

Universal language may refer to a hypothetical or historical language spoken and understood by all or most of the world’s population. In some contexts, it refers to a means of communication said to be understood by all living things, beings, and objects alike. It may be the idea of an international auxiliary language for communication… Read Article →

Many historians assert that media coverage of the war in Vietnam was the major reason for the inevitable withdrawal of American and allied forces from the conflict. This is the theory presented in Source M, a statement made by a prolific British media commentator in 1970 which asserts that the advent of cover television and… Read Article →

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