The ballads are mock-heroic, parodies of the ballads of chivalry.
Pope is seen at his best in his satires and epistles, and in the mock-heroic.
The hero of a mock-heroic poem supposed to have been written by Homer.
Then he went on to speak in a mock-heroic style of the rights of women.
Probably he had seen girls do this, in mock-heroic fashion, in some London court.