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Epigram, Expressionism, Farce

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Epigram, Expressionism, Farce

Post  candice R on November 6th 2008, 1:30 pm

Epigram
- comes from the Greek word meaning “inscription”
- definition: a short witty poem expressing a single thought or observation (a type of poetic punch line)
- Epigrams are useful for political satire and for literary or social criticism

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epigram

Examples
- “Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.”
-Famed English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- “I can resist everything except temptation.”
- Epigrammatists Oscar Wilde

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5777

http://www.finninstitute.gr/images/Epigram.jpg
Expressionism
- an artistic style in which the artist tries to depict what goes on inside the artist head rather than the reality of the outside world for an emotional effect; using distortion, exaggeration, primitivism and fantasy
- The major expressionist movement took place in Germany between the dates of 1905-1925

http://www.artmovements.co.uk/expressionism.htm

Examples
- Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis

http://www.artrampage.com/expressionism_1.jpg
Farce
- Comes from the French word meaning to stuff
- A fake, impudent (rude) imitation of something, parody
- In terms of literature it is a type of comedy that mixes laughs with panic and cruelty to the audience through a series of increased physical disasters, sexual innuendos, and improbable events among the characters
http://www.answers.com/topic/farce

Examples
- Saturday Night Live
- Lysistrata by Aristophanes
- Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare


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