An imitation of a literary style, or of human action, that aims
to ridicule by incongruity of style and subject. High burlesque
involves a high style for a low subject (Pope's The Rape of the
Lock); low burlesque involves a low style with a high subject,
as in much political satire.
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Editors. "Burlesque". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=151, accessed 23 May 2017.]
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