epigram


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witticism

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a witty saying

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The chief power of the production lies in its fire of witty epigrams, many of which have become familiar quotations, for example:
Following are some of the more notable epigrams of the learned and
You mean the lady with a stock of epigrams, and a green veil?
And I could see Charley Furuseth, as I had said good- bye to him that morning, lounging in a dressing-gown on the be- pillowed window couch and delivering himself of oracular and pessimistic epigrams.
They were long treated with palpable embarrassment, since it is difficult to explain away the patently anti-Christian and erotic transgressions in them as merely the result of Goethe's supposed foul mood (a view that has been successfully challenged) or of generic compulsion from the erotic ancient epigram.
9 September 2014 - UK communication services giant WPP Plc (LON:WPP) said today its fully-controlled unit Brand Union had acquired a 60% stake in Brazilian branding and identity company Epigram, without disclosing the financial value of the deal.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 9, 2014-WPP's Brand Union buys 60% of Brazilian Epigram
Therefore, perhaps a fitting tribute and a reminder of his considerable contribution to Anglo-Welsh poetry as well as our understanding of industrial communities during the first half of the 20th century, would be the following epigram entitled "Idris" He was the bard of Rhymney, Who wrote his words so fine, And taught us that the truth, Could sing in every line
However, earlier in his article, Luck also acknowledged Palladas' popularity in antiquity and quoted the anonymous epigram AP 9.
Scholars who deal with the epigram prefacing the Amores open their discussion by addressing the question of the collection's two editions.
There is no question that the epigram was one of the central genres in Neo-Latin literature, attracting such poetic luminaries as Jacopo Sannazaro, Michele Marullo, Giovanni Pontano, Angelo Poliziano, Conrad Celtis, Thomas More, Ulrich van Hutten, George Buchanan, and Hugo Grotius.
A flock of seagulls observed during a trip in the Tyrrhenian motivated Petrarch to pen an epigram written in the form of a dialogue with his friend and travel companion, likely the Flemish musician Ludovico di Beringen.
remaking shows better than anything that the lusters of epigram were
Feature Writer: Kate Quilton, Epigram, Bristol; Andy Johnson, Gair Rhydd; Noor Kadhim, Isis, Oxford; Chris Gourlay, Leeds Student; Jaimie Hodgson, Smiths.
A thorough study of the style of this genre and its relation to the religious lyric and emblem is needed, but my purpose, drawing principally on the epigram collections of the 1630s, is to consider four questions: how was the form understood by its practitioners and audience, under what circumstances and for what function were these epigrams written, to what function were they later put in circulation or publication, and, finally, what different role did the satiric religious epigram fulfill?