Horace in his work satires the human race, Persius reveals angry in his portrayal of man, and Juvenal is cynical in his approach, because he hates and dislikes mankind.
The form of the satire may change, and the quality and strength of a satire may have piercing or frank and direct effect based on the demands of that time.
Alexander Pope’s poetry is either satirical in tone or it have the greatest power of satire, moreover satire is an essential feature of Pope’s poetry.
BRAMBLE, Persius and the Programmatic Satire : A Study in Form and Imagery, Cambridge, 1974, esp.
Il linguaggio della malinconia, Naples, 1995 (Storie e testi, 6), p.