An Epigram is a short satirical and witty poem usually written as a couplet or quatrain but can also just be a one lined phrase. It is a brief and forceful remark with a funny ending. The term epigram derives from the Greek word ‘epi-gramma’ meaning inscription or to inscribe.
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.
"I can resist everything except temptation"
Why don't you try writing an Epigram poem and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
More poetry types below.
Teach in the USA? Then why not visit our American site today!
Take part in our #FeedbackFriday website survey...
Who are you:
What country are you from?
Did you find what you were looking for on our site today?
Do you have any suggestions on how to improve our website?
If you would like us to contact you regarding your feedback please leave your email address here: