Friday, May 20, 2011

Question 647 a: Takes one to know one

__X__ is a fictional character notorious for his womanizing prowess. __X__ has been the subject of many works of literature. A slight grammatical variation of the term is used with reference to male hypersexuality.

One of the more famous works based on him is the eponymous poem by __Y__.
In __Y__s poem however, __X__s character has been reversed from that of seducer to the one that succumbs to seduction.

The work is generally considered to be one of __Y__s greatest masterpieces and is a testament to his skill in the art of satire.

Identify __X__ and __Y__.