A very short, ironic and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain. The term is derived from the Greek epigramma meaning inscription.
Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she's at rest — and so am I.
— John Dryden
I am His Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
— Alexander Pope
Fell great oaks.
— Benjamin Franklin
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