There is some truth in the satire, but it wholly misrepresents her rupture with Chopin.
This poem was a brilliant satire on contemporary manners, and enjoyed an extraordinary success.
Protected by the caliph he employed the old weapons of satire to support them against the " Helpers " and to exalt his own tribe against the Qaisites.
Nothing heroic or romantic was within Defoe's view; he could not understand passionate love, ideal loyalty, aesthetic admiration or anything of the kind; and it is probable that many of the little sordid touches which delight us by their apparent satire were, as designed, not satire at all, but merely a faithful representation of the feelings and ideas of the classes of which he himself was a unit.
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.
Satire, debarred from comment on political action, turned to social and individual life, and combined with the newly-developed taste for ethical analysis and reflection introduced by Cicero.
The only voice with which the poet of this age can express himself with force and sincerity is that of satire and satiric epigram.
Giuliano de' Ricci tells us it was marked by stringent satire upon great ecclesiastics and statesmen, no less than by a tendency to "ascribe all human things to natural causes or to fortune."
It is a good-humoured satire upon marriage, the devil being forced to admit that hell itself is preferable to his wife's company.
And censorious criticism of persons, morals, manners, politics, literature, &c. which the word satire has ever since denoted.
In point of form the satire of Lucilius owed nothing to the Greeks.
In his antipathy to Christianity, which appears to him barbaric and superstitious, he gives himself up to the scepticism and satire of a man of the world through which he comes in contact with Epicurean tendencies."
His most powerful satire - and the most virulent German satire of the period - is Von dem grossen lutherischen Narren, wie ihn Dr Murner beschworen hat.
Rousseau revenged himself by printing his clever satire entitled Lettre d'un symphoniste de l'Academie Royale de Musique a ses camarades de l'orchestre.
Naruszewicz has not the happy vivacity of Krasicki; he attempts all kinds of poetry, especially satire and fable.
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.
His satire has been less bitter of late, and there was a monk he received and had a long talk with.