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What exactly is an Epigram?

24 Jun

As Michael R. Burch once wrote and I agree:

“What,  exactly,  is  an  epigram,  and  what  do  the  producers  of  great  epigrams  have  in  common?   Well,  “in  short,”  epigrams  are  brief,  pithy,  hard-hitting  sayings,  and  the  great  epigrammatists  are  keen  students  of  humanity  who  know  how  to  get  their  points  across  in  the  form  of  verbal  wallops.  So  the  best  epigrams  are  often  wise  or  snide  commentary  on  human  nature.”

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Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Eric Lindsay, Michael R. Burch

 

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