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February 3, 2007

Who knew?

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (1-31) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Although satire began with the plays of Aristophanes, the main founders of the form were two Roman poets, Horace and Juvenal."

I love satire. I think it's one of those little things that makes certain author's works brilliant. I could be wrong because I've learned so much over the years, but I don't think that I knew there were different kinds of satire. I think it's really cool that we can trace back the use of satire to these two individuals. Thinking back on all of the satire in works that I've read, I do see a difference between Horatian satire and Juvenalian satire. I just didn't know that there were categories. I thought satire was satire.

Posted by CheraPupi at February 3, 2007 8:17 PM


It is pretty cool that we can trace these forms of satire back that far. But even though he's the father of satire, i still wouldn't recommend reading a lot of Aristophanes.

Posted by: Mike Poiarkoff at February 5, 2007 10:25 AM

Seriously I didn't have a clue that there were other satires!!! And I too thought I understood satires!! Guess Hamilton proved me wrong!

Posted by: BethanyMerryman at February 4, 2007 9:23 PM

I too love satire. I espcially think Mark Twain is very clever in his use of satire as well and I am always amused at reading his works. But like you, I thought satire was just satire. I didn't know that there were categories either.

Posted by: Margaret Jones at February 4, 2007 3:08 PM

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