(1) It should be clear from these quotes that Davis is an effortless formalist, and he excels at the epigram , aubade, and sonnet, even successfully bringing off a sixteen-line ├ö├ç├┐monorhyme.├ö├ç├û(2) Many blogs feature in their heading a maxim, aphorism, saying, adage, axiom, saw, proverb, epigram or precept.(3) He was a master of the scintillating surface, the witty musical epigram , the surprising twist.(4) Today an epigram is generally defined as any short poem with a witty ending.(5) The forms of satirical discourse and epigram are introduced to convey his opinions more directly.(6) She lets one pithy epigram after the next fall flat, sadly clouding the brilliance of this real gem of a play.(7) The technique of the epigram , which he defined as ├ö├ç├┐a short poem, complete in itself, either comic or. serious,├ö├ç├û is to get the ├ö├ç├┐most meaning you can into the smallest amount of space.├ö├ç├û(8) He also takes over a number of themes from Hellenistic poetry, especially from Greek epigram .(9) a Wildean epigram(10) Combined with his epigrams , the carefully selected images become poor monuments, an aid to critical remembering.(11) It contains some lists of epigrams and poems from the ancient library and it was found with a mummy, like a mask on the mummy.(12) The Greek Anthology, a collection of erotic and witty epigrams compiled from classical to Byzantine times, pales beside it.(13) Ballades and epigrams seem to have been frequent immigrants here.(14) Humanism was gradually replaced by a new international literary culture - ├ö├ç├┐classicism├ö├ç├û - that recirculated and recycled an encyclopedic repertory of classical texts, mythologies, epigrams , and commonplaces.(15) The only author the two seem to share in common is Oscar Wilde, hurling his various art-for-art's-sake epigrams at each other like barbs.(16) From the 70s and 80s A.D., we have some poems and epigrams by Martial.