Discuss The Rape of the Lock is a Mock Epic.
Generally, mock epic is a little different from an epic. According to Maynard Meck, Epic poems are the poems which deal with man in his lofty aspects. Their action is important, personages are dignified and style is elevated. The Rape of the Lock is one of the famous mock epics like the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and Paradise Lost.
Mostly, the mock-epic is a poetic form which uses the epic structure but on a miniature scale and has a subject that is cruel and minor. Continue reading