This poem was a brilliant satire on contemporary manners, and enjoyed an extraordinary success.
There is some truth in the satire, but it wholly misrepresents her rupture with Chopin.
These were written in their author's chosen vein of light satire, and Dryden praised them as highly effective within their own range.
The only voice with which the poet of this age can express himself with force and sincerity is that of satire and satiric epigram.
But the most discriminating character of Garrick, slightly tinged with satire, is that drawn by Goldsmith in his poem of Retaliation.
He had employed all his resources of wit and satire against the priests and monks, and the superstitions in which they traded, long before Luther's name was heard of.
We need not be surprised that he failed; men desired not the scientific treatment of politics, but satire and invective.
He also introduced into Roman literature that personal as distinct from political or social satire which appears later in the Epodes of Horace and the Epigrams of Martial.
It is most sincere in its representation, least artificial in diction, most penetrating in its satire, most just in its criticism of art and style.
In point of form the satire of Lucilius owed nothing to the Greeks.
His Monachomachia is in six cantos, and is a satire upon the monks.
It is a good-humoured satire upon marriage, the devil being forced to admit that hell itself is preferable to his wife's company.
The Kisfaludy Society, the great literary association of Hungary, about this time happened to advertise a prize for the best satire on current events.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.