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.
To amuse himself, when professor of rhetoric, he wrote his mock-heroic of the battle of the frogs and mice, "Batrachomyomachia."
But in pure comedy, mixed with farce and mock-heroic parody, he belongs to the school of "rare Ben."
He was perhaps playing now to cheer May up, for he delivered this in a mock-heroic style, with an absurd gesture.
The "Rape of the Lock" is his most successful effort, and is the best of all mock-heroic poems.
Except in burlesque or mock-heroic styles, dignified subjects should not be likened to what is trifling or low.