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    The term "epigram" is derived from the Greek word "epigramma" meaning inscription. An EPIGRAM is a short satirical & witty poem ending with either a humorous retort or a stinging punchline.

    Used mainly as expressions of social criticism or political satire, the most common forms are written as a couplet: a pair of rhymed lines in the same meter.


    Example by John Donne:

    A Lame Begger by

    I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
    To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006
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