(1) For many readers, this moment of unexpected sexual explicitness drives the general grittiness of Horace's satire beyond the pale of propriety.(2) It mixes real social and political satire with cheerleading.(3) Horace's satire and Jonson's epigram have proven similarly resistant to efforts at critical appreciation.(4) He was a pioneer in various genres including satire , literary criticism, and drama.(5) Opposition is the mode of satire, and the eleven essays on Romantic satire presented here are of a uniformly high quality.(6) Certainly, he made use of all that is available in the repertoire of humour: irony, satire , parody and burlesque.(7) The result is a savage satire on hypocrisy, truth-telling and how we can control our brains, but not our hearts.(8) a stinging satire on American politics(9) Occasionally, satire or irony can illuminate a subject in a clever or comic way without leaving you chortling uncontrollably.(10) I do not regard Jonson's epigram precisely as a parody of Horace's satire - or at least not entirely as such.(11) Here there is a strongly moral agenda to McInerney's satire which suggests a connection between the disordered individual and his degenerate society.(12) It starts as a satire on small-town America with a bankrupt community gaining prosperity through a fake miracle.(13) The play is to be perceived as a satire on big business, which these piddling rogues try to emulate and, in their puny way, supposedly mirror.(14) Delight, instruction and satire , these are the characteristic traits of the 18th century British sensibility.(15) Davis pointed to the 2004 election as an opportunity for on-line political satire to grow even more.(16) A period of classicism in the eighteenth century saw the development of political and social satire , comedy, and romanticism.