Definitions for mock-heroic

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action.

  2. satirizing the heroic style of literature:

    a mock-heroic poem.

    Category: Literature

  3. a literary work written in mock-heroic style.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mock-heroic(noun)

    a satirical imitation of heroic verse


  1. Mock-heroic

    Mock-heroic, mock-epic or heroi-comic works are typically satires or parodies that mock common Classical stereotypes of heroes and heroic literature. Typically, mock-heroic works to insert the heroic work by either putting a fool in the role of the hero or by exaggerating the heroic qualities to such a point that they become absurd.


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