Flashcards in Mac Flecknoe Deck (10):
What does Mac Flecknoe mean?
Son of Flecknoe (Flecknoe was a prolific and untalented writer)
Who is Dryden insulting?
Thomas Shadwell, the self-proclaimed heir to Jonson
What is "Augusta"?
What is the conceit?
Old Flecknoe is deciding who is the dullest so that he can crown him heir
What are the symbols at the coronation?
ale, a bad play, and a poppy crown
What is Shadwell's empire?
from Ireland to Barbadoes (vast and empty)
What racial slur does Dryden use?
He accuses Flecknoe and Shadwell of being Irish
What does Jonson do in his appearance in the poem?
he directly disinherits Shadwell