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Epigrammatic meaning

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epigrammatic - examples of usage

  1. If his epigrammatic pieces, written in that metre, want the polish and point to which his brilliant disciple attained under the Empire, we may believe that Catullus experienced the difficulty which Lucilius found, and which Horace at last successfully overcame, of adapting a metre originally framed for the expression of serious feeling to the commoner interests and experiences of life. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. The latter part of the volume is entirely occupied by epigrammatic or other short pieces in elegiac metre, varying in length from two to twenty- six lines. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. But, for example, proverbs from their very epigrammatic nature tend towards parallelism. - "The Literature of Ecstasy", Albert Mordell.
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