Metamorphoses
The Metamorphoses (Latin: Metamorphōseōn librī: "Books of Transformations") is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myth...
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The Dunciad
The Dunciad /ˈdʌnsi.æd/ is a landmark literary satire by Alexander Pope published in three different versions at different times. The first version—the "three book" Dunciad—was published in 1728 anony...
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Margites
The Margites (Greek: Μαργίτης) is a comic mock-epic of Ancient Greece that is largely lost. From references to the work that survived, we know that its central character is an exceedingly dumb man nam...
The Hasty-Pudding
The Hasty-Pudding is a mock-heroic poem by Joel Barlow. First published in 1796 in New York Magazine, it is now commonly anthologized.The poem, on the literal level, celebrates the simple life exempli...
Cúirt An Mheán Oíche
Brian Merriman or in Irish Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre (circa 1749 – 27 July 1805) was an Irish language poet and teacher. His single surviving work of substance, the 1000-line long Cúirt An Mheán Oíche ...
Amores (Ovid)
Amores is Ovid's first completed book of poetry, written in elegiac couplets. It was first published in 16 BC in 5 books, but Ovid by his own account later edited it down into the 3-book edition that ...
The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in Lintot's Miscellaneous Poems and Translations in May 1712 in two cantos (334 lines), but ...
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The Hunting of the Snark
The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrow...
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La secchia rapita
La secchia rapita (The Stolen Bucket) is a mock-heroic epic poem by Alessandro Tassoni based on the real-life event of the same name, War of the Oaken Bucket (1325-1327) was first published in 1622 (s...
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Hudibras
Hudibras (/ˈhjuːdɪbræs/ or /ˈhjuːdɪbrəs/) is an English mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler.
The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presby...
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Reynard
Reynard (French: Renart; German: Reineke; Dutch: Reinaert) is the main character in a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables. Those stories are largely con...
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Mac Flecknoe
Mac Flecknoe (full title: Mac Flecknoe; or, A satyr upon the True-Blew-Protestant Poet, T.S.) is a verse mock-heroic satire written by John Dryden. It is a direct attack on Thomas Shadwell, another pr...
McFingal
McFingal: a modern epic poem. Or, The town-meeting is a mock epic poem written by American poet John Trumbull.This canto, about 1500 lines, contains some verses from Thomas Gage's Proclamation, publis...
Paper War of 1752–1753
In 1752, Henry Fielding started a "paper war", a long term dispute with constant publication of pamphlets attacking other writers, between the various authors on London's Grub Street. Although it bega...
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Ysengrimus
Ysengrimus is a Latin fabliau and mock epic, an anthropomorphic series of fables written in 1148 or 1149, possibly by the poet Nivardus. Its chief character is Ysengrimus the Wolf, and it describes h...
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Batrachomyomachia
Batrachomyomachia (Greek: Βατραχομυομαχία, from βάτραχος, "frog," μῦς, "mouse," and μάχη, "battle") or the Battle of Frogs and Mice is a comic epic or parody of the Iliad, definitely attributed to Hom...
Tournament of Tottenham
The Tournament of Tottenham is a short humorous poem of 231 lines written in Middle English and is dated between 1400-40. There are two known manuscripts for the poem, one Harleian 5306 (H), 1456 in t...
The Hilliad
The Hilliad was Christopher Smart's mock epic poem written as a literary attack upon John Hill on 1 February 1753. The title is a play on Alexander Pope's The Dunciad with a substitution of Hill's nam...
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The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales by the Middle English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in the 1390s, the 626-line narrative poem is a beast fable and mock epic based on an incide...
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Chaucer's Tale of Sir Topas
Sir Thopas is one of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, published in 1387. The tale is one of two—together with The Tale of Melibee—told by the fictive Geoffrey Chaucer as he travels with the ...
The Legend of Good Women
The Legend of Good Women is a poem in the form of a dream vision by Geoffrey Chaucer.The poem is the third longest of Chaucer’s works, after The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde and is possib...