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Flashcards in Mac Flecknoe Deck (10):
1

What does Mac Flecknoe mean?

Son of Flecknoe (Flecknoe was a prolific and untalented writer)

2

Who is Dryden insulting?

Thomas Shadwell, the self-proclaimed heir to Jonson

3

What is "Augusta"?

London

4

What is the conceit?

Old Flecknoe is deciding who is the dullest so that he can crown him heir

5

What are the symbols at the coronation?

ale, a bad play, and a poppy crown

6

What is Shadwell's empire?

from Ireland to Barbadoes (vast and empty)

7

What racial slur does Dryden use?

He accuses Flecknoe and Shadwell of being Irish

8

What does Jonson do in his appearance in the poem?

he directly disinherits Shadwell

9

form?

heroic couplet

10

what scatological joke is made?

the pages from Shadwell's unsold books are used as pie liners and toilet paper