The Eighteenth-Century Mock-Heroic Poem by Ulrich BroichThe Eighteenth-Century Mock-Heroic Poem by Ulrich Broich

The Eighteenth-Century Mock-Heroic Poem

byUlrich BroichTranslated byDavid Henry Wilson

Paperback | August 26, 2010

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Mock-heroic poetry is one of the most characteristic genres of English neoclassicism in the eighteenth century, including not only masterpieces such as Pope's The Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad, but also numerous minor poems. This book is the first comprehensive study of the theory, the conventions, and the history of the mock-heroic genre. Broich first shows how mock-heroic poetry combines the characteristics of various discourses--epic, comedy, parody, satire, and occasional poetry. Later, he traces the history of mock-heroic poetry: its foreign sources, its beginnings in England, the "rivalry" with other forms of comic narrative, and its decline in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Title:The Eighteenth-Century Mock-Heroic PoemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521144906

ISBN - 13:9780521144902

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Table of Contents

Foreword; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Conventions of the Mock-Heroic Poem: 1. The presentation of contemporary reality; 2. The disguise and suspension of reality; 3. Imitation and parody of the epic; 4. The mock-heroic poem as satire; Part II. The History of the Mock-Heroic Poem: 5. Different types of mock-heroic poem and their pre-neoclassical models; 6. Boileau's Le Lutrin and the first phase of the genre's development in England (c. 1681 - c. 1712); 7. Pope's The Rape of the Lock (1712-14); 8. The Rape of the Lock and the heroi-comical poem (second phase, c. 1714 - c. 1742); 9. Pope's Dunciad (1728-43); 10. The decline and fall of the mock-heroic poem (third phase, c. 1742 - c. 1800); Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index of authors and titles.