mock-heroic mock-heroic

Definition(s):

  • (n) a satirical imitation of heroic verse

Usage(s):

  1. The task is mock-heroic, emblematic of the best he can expect from existence.
  2. It is a mock-heroic ballad, loose and unpretentious in form, good-natured, yet somehow not quite so memorable as it might have been.
  3. John Wayne even made a mock-heroic hagiographical film, which among the young became Middle America's answer to The Graduate.

News

  • 'The Lone Ranger': Western is completely at sea ?

    A hero of radio and TV is lost in a misfire by the 'Pirates' team Not that Johnny Depp did them for free, but Disney Enterprises Inc. owes Depp and his mock-heroic portrayal of the knave Jack Sparrow a great deal for the financial success of the four "Pirates of the Caribbean" pictures. You know how it is with four hits: There's always the threat of a fifth. Meanwhile, Disney, producer Jerry ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

Quotes

  1. George Will, the columnist and television pundit, describes him as "an adult aiming to reform the real world rather than an adolescent fantasizing mock-heroic 'fights' against fictitious villains in a left-wing cartoon version of this country."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: George Will Source: Washington Post

  2. "You have to think about the mock-heroic aspect of what I am doing," Berman writes by e-mail from a moving van somewhere on the road that will bring his band for the first time to Toronto tonight and Montreal tomorrow. "And about my...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: David Berman Source: Globe and Mail

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