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... her heart. /Amazed, confused, he found his power expired, /Resigned to fate, and with a sigh retired.
Though both Sheridan and Pope engage the three functions Simpson argues as being the most relevant to satirical discourse—the social, the aggressive, and the intellectual— the sexual function can easily be determined as the dominant mode of discourse.
“On the Discourse of Satire: Towards a Stylistic Model of Satirical Humour.” Simpson, Paul. John Benjamins Publishing Company, November, 2003. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.
“Juvenalian satire.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Briannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/308986/Juvenalian-satire
“The Norton Anthology of English Literature”. Eighth eidition. W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., Castle House, 75/76 Wells Street, London. 2006.
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