SAGA: The word comes from the Old Norse term for a "saw" or a "saying." Sagas are Scandinavian and Icelandic prose narratives about famous historical heroes, notable families, or the exploits of kings and warriors.Until the 12th century, most sagas were folklore, and they passed from person to person by oral transmission. The Icelandic sagas take place when Iceland was first settled by Vikings (930-1030 AD).
Conventionally, formal satire involves a direct, first-person-address, either to the audience or to a listener mentioned within the work. Ridicule, irony, exaggeration, and similar tools are almost always used in satire.These languages are generally associated with Middle-Eastern and eastern European Indo-European languages and they often have an unvoiced alveopalal sound rather than the palatal SATIRE: An attack on or criticism of any stupidity or vice in the form of scathing humor, or a critique of what the author sees as dangerous religious, political, moral, or social standards.Satire became an especially popular technique used during the Enlightenment, in which it was believed that an artist could correct folly by using art as a mirror to reflect society.Scatology also appears in medieval plays such as Mankind and in works associated various French fabliaux (singular fabliau).Chaucer relies heavily on scatological humor in "The Summoner's Tale." See fabliau.: This popular grammatical construction appears in ancient Attic Greek (and it is later mimicked in New Testament Greek).
SAPPHIC METER: Typically, this meter is found in quatrains in which the first three lines consist of eleven syllables and the fourth line contains five.