Epigram

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Short poem with a clever twist at the end. Or, as Samuel Coleridge said,

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.

Epigrams are among the best examples of the power of poetry to compress insight and wit:

Little strokes
Fell great oaks.
::::Benjamin Franklin
Here lies my wife: her let her lie!
Now she's at rest-and so am I.
::::John Dryden