[English version] Macaronic poetry (MP) is sometimes used in a figurative sense when words, groups of words or sentences of another language are inserted unaltered into a poetic text, be it systematically or alternately, as e.
g. in the Plautinian comedy
Poenulus, in which sentences in the Punic language appear (Poen. 930-949), or in the medieval
Carmina Burana. Nevertheless, the term MP ought to be used exclusively in its original sense, which is that of a poem, or part of a poem or drama (
e.g., the famous macaronic scene in Molière’s
Le malade imaginaire), in which two languages are i…