mock-heroic

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a satirical imitation of heroic verse

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Dickens thus knew that if he were to avoid urban mock-heroics or discredited suburban fantasy he would have to manage his pastoral trope with a great deal of care.
The problem for Dickens was how to adapt this sort of vision to an environment in which the idea of natural homage has become doubly improbable--not only because the temper of the 1840s had little sympathy with honorific nymphs but also because transposing nymphs and other Arcadian properties into Fountain Court would run the risk of mock-heroic.
We have seen how Dickens has adapted his idyll to an urban environment by careful acts of acknowledgement and control: London is not denied, but it is offstaged, and mock-heroic consequences of any incongruity kept in abeyance.