Hazlitt: "Lectures on the English Poets: on Dryden and Pope." 3. the verse-satire, may be argued very reasonably to be a species of the lyrical genre.
Especially must the satirist, therefore, who desires any lasting remembrance for his performance ensure its technique and finish. "Humour is the making others act or talk absurd-ly and unconsciously; wit is the pointing out and ridi-culing the absurdity consciously, and with more or less ill-nature." Wm.
A satire may be defined or described as a literary form in which the writer expresses his amuseraent or disgust at what appears to him as ridiculous or un-seemly.
Aa for the satirist himself, it is almost a norm that he should evidence some highly distinctive abnormality.
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It has its place in Shakespearean drama, in the lyrics of Shelley, and the novels of Thackeray.
It is the satiric spirit., which is more or less apparent wherever the mirror is held up to Nature.