A short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom. Following are some of the more notable epigrams of the learned and ingenious Dr. Jamrach Holobom: We know better the needs of ourselves than of others. To serve oneself is economy of administration. In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity. There are three sexes; males, females and girls. Beauty in women and distinction in men are alike in this: they seem to be the unthinking a kind of credibility. Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of. While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands you are safe, for you can watch both his.
A short poem treating concisely and pointedly of a single thought or event. The modern epigram is so contrived as to surprise the reader with a witticism or ingenious turn of thought, and is often satirical in character.
An effusion of wit; a bright thought tersely and sharply expressed, whether in verse or prose.
originally any poem carved in stone (on tombstones, buildings, gates, and so forth), but in modern usage a very short, usually witty verse with a quick turn at the end.
is a brief, pointed, and witty poem of no prescribed form.
a terse, witty, pointed statement, often with a clever twist in thought, or a short poem with a witty or satirical point.
A pithy saying, often using contrast. The epigram is also a verse form, usually brief and pointed.
a short poem ending in a witty or ingenious thought
a witty saying
a concisely written thought that deals pointedly, and often satirically, with a single event or idea and often ends with an ingenious turn of phrase
a flashlight of a tru
a flashlight of a truth a witticism, truth laughing at itself
an overall term for a prose witticism
a short, pithy saying, usually in verse, often with a quick, satirical twist at the end
a short poem or saying characterized by wit, paradox, or satire
a short poem that concisely and often satirically expresses a single thought or event, usually ending with a witticism
a short witty or poignant poem
a terse, witty, pointed statement that often has a clever twist of thought
a very short poem, usually two or four lines long, with a simple rhyme scheme
A brief, pointed, and often witty statement, found in all forms of literature. An epigram is a short, witty statement in verse or prose. 'Italy is a geographical expression,' said Count Metternich.
a brief inscription about a single topic usually written in a witty or even sarcastic manner.
A pithy, sometimes satiric, couplet or quatrain which was popular in classic Latin literature and in European and English literature of the Renaissance and the neo-Classical era. Epigrams comprise a single thought or event and are often aphoristic with a witty or humorous turn of thought. Coleridge wrote the following definition: What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, Its body brevity, and wit its soul.(See also Monostich, Heroic Couplet) (Compare Allegory, Apologue, Didactic Poetry, Fable, Gnome, Proverb)
A very short, witty poem: "Sir, I admit your general rule,/That every poet is a fool,/But you yourself may serve to show it,/That every fool is not a poet." (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Refers to a short pithy poem or saying of two or four lines containing a neatly expressed thought that often ends with a surprising or witty turn of thoughts. Epigrams are often, but not always comic or satirical. Example: God bless the King - I mean the Faith's defender! God bless (no harm in blessing) the Pretender! But who pretender is or who is King - God bless us all! that's quite another thing.
A verse inscription.
1. Any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed. 2. Epigrammatic saying: Wilde had a genius for epigram. 3. A short poem, often satirical, dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
A brief, pointed, and witty poem that usually makes a satiric or humorous point. Epigrams are most often written in couplets, but take no prescribed form.
Short, pithy poem - usually of a humorous nature. Ben Jonson wrote a series of epigrams e.g. He that fears death, or mourns it, in the just, Shows in the resurrection little trust.
A brief, clever, and usually memorable statement.
An epigram is a short poem with a clever twist at the end or a concise and witty statement. They are among the best examples of the power of poetry to compress insight and wit.