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A Classic Example of Ceremonial Denigration with Grandiose Simile…
Bhaskar Banerjee | 26 Jul 2008

Mac Flecknoe is a mock-heroic satire. This is a literary mode where low or trivial subjects are treated in the lofty way of classical epic poetry. The joke is to expose the silliness and ridiculous nature of the person criticized. Shadwell is presented as

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