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Examples of Epigram


Epigram

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-07 13:12:49
An epigram is a statement, or any brief saying in prose or poetry, in which there is an apparent contradiction. A very short, satirical and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain.

Examples of Epigrams:

"Conspicuous for his absence."
"Beauty when unadorned is most adorned."
"He was too foolish to commit folly."
"He was so wealthy that he could not spare the money."


Examples of Epigram in Poems & Poetry:

"I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies."
A Lame Begger by John Donne

"On my First Son" by Ben Jonson whose son died of the plague in 1603

"How I do love thee, Beaumont, and thy Muse,
That unto me dost such religion use !" Part of an epigram to Francis Beaumont by Ben Jonson


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