What is another word for mock-heroic?

60 synonyms found


[ mˈɒkhɪɹˈə͡ʊɪk], [ mˈɒkhɪɹˈə‍ʊɪk], [ m_ˈɒ_k_h_ɪ_ɹ_ˈəʊ_ɪ_k]

Mock-heroic is a literary term that refers to a style of writing that puts a comedic twist on grandiose or heroic themes. There are several synonyms for this term that can be used to describe similar writing styles, including parody, satire, burlesque, and travesty. Parody is the closest synonym, as it involves imitating and exaggerating an existing work to produce a comedic effect. Satire, burlesque, and travesty all involve using humor to critique or poke fun at serious topics, such as politics or morality. Each of these terms can be used to describe writing that is designed to entertain and amuse readers by taking widely admired themes and turning them on their head.

Related words: mock-heroic poetry, mock-heroic sonnet, mock-heroic couplet, mock-heroic line

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    How to use "Mock-heroic" in context?

    Mock heroic refers to an arts style that exaggerates heroic qualities and fictions to create a more comic or satiric representation of a real life event. The style is often associated with the theatre, but has been used in film and photography as well. Mock heroic can be a way of exploring the absurd or absurdist elements of a story, or it can be used as an exploration of the power dynamics of heroism.

    One of the earliest examples of mock heroic in theatre is Eugene O'Neill's play Mourning Becomes Electra.

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