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Erasmus (on satiric reflexivity) and Aristophanes (on the obvious) are unmentioned.
This is not the first time that this complex mixture has taken place in satiric literature.
His obsession with maleness is parodic, after all, not satiric.
The collection of essays Steven Jones has edited as The Satiric Eye follows his admirable Satire and Romanticism as a train of ancillary demonstrations follows an argument.
Gulliver's Travels was an immediate sensation and remains a satiric exemplar.
In focusing on Aristophanes as Jonson's model for satiric comedy without a romantic interest, Ostovich is following Jonson's lead, though she adds the sensible caveat that 'to note the similarity in attitude is not .
More importantly, satiric multidirectionality coincides with postcolonial forms of hybridity and syncretism and, not unlike Homi Bhabhas concept of colonial mimicry, foregrounds the ambiguous and unstable relationships of colonial and imperial power.
His first chapter examines the production of satiric comedy in the years immediately following Jeremy Collier's Short View of the Immorality, and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698).
It reads like Evelyn Waugh's satiric novels and, at its best, is exceptionally funny, the dialogue extremely snappy.
In every chapter, certainly, many selections are richly provocative of laughter by their piercing insight and exposure of all sorts of moral and emotional discrepancies, by their witty expression and plays on language, and by their irony, which is not less amusing for being biting, satiric, or even sardonic.
Satiric anti-ads in the latest issue of Adbusters magazine include a full page filled with closeups of two sets of lips along with the words "Perfectionism is a malignant force in our society.
But even as Wordsworth was drawing a line in the sand so that his sympathetic portrayals of rural folk could be sharply distinguished from the satirical representations of Crabbe, his own poems--Jones points to "Simon Lee" in particular--harbored latent satiric elements strategically deployed so as to underscore the reader's complicity in satire's operation.