Epigram is a verbal device which is an unforgettable, short-term, motivating and astounding satirical statement. It has commenced from a Greek word, epigramma, which means inscription or to inscribe. An epigram is a short but perceptive statement, often in verse form, which connects a thought in a witty, ironic, or funny way. Epigram is generally used in poetry, where it acts as an ingenious short satirical poem in an inventive or astute thought. It is expressed in just a few lines, pointing out foibles and truths of mankind it is a brief, clever, and memorable statement.
Purpose of the Epigram
- They help the reader or listener to think a bit more about the statement being made
- They are examples of pure humor