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Epigram

Epigram, short, pithy saying in verse or prose, often with a satirical turn. Originating in ancient Greece as a monument inscription, the English epigram is associated with Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Jonathan Swift, and the most famous of all, Alexander Pope. Modern epigrammatists include Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, and Hilaire Belloc.

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