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Understanding Poetry: The Epigram.

The epigram poem is a specific type of poem found in hundreds of years ago, but flourished in the 16th and 17th century with popular English poets such as Donne and Jonson, although found in philosophy as well. The epigram is a short verse written with the quick with of satire, focusing on a specific person, thing, or event. This poem is extremely brief, written in about 2-5 lines and contain only one stanza. Derived from the Greek ἐπίγραμμα this "inscription" can be found with any writer, not just poets.


Candy is dandy,
But liquor is quicker
~Ogden Nash

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Poetry Prompt: Write an epigram based on the not so obvious humorous subjects. Where there's tragedy, there's also comedy. Find the satire and wit, and connect then with an epigram of end rhyme, 2-4 lines.



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