Willobie His Avisa


Avisa "The Bird Not Seen"

Juvenal's satires and Ironia

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Juvenal's satires and Ironia
In the introduction Avisa is described using Juvenal's phrase " Rara Avis " which implies that a chaste woman is as rare as a black swan. Once again we see Irony being used to describe Avisa . Juvenal was a satire writer who was known for his use of savage Irony and also his anti - woman rhetoric. This is a real hint that Avisa is being described in terms of Ironia and also that it was a misogynistic work.
Posted on November 6, 2010 Full Size| Slideshow