"Like the alexandrine that drags its slow length along" Pope everywhere illustrates a mastery of form as feeling.
The poem exemplifies the Rococo, that most playful of styles in literature; nowhere else in English lit does so much of the spirit of Boucher come through.
His poetic variety is also notable; though best known for his unmatched heroic couplets, he mastered a diverse array of mediums.
Although John Milton and other English Protestant poets are more popular, Alexander Pope was also widely quoted in his day, being perhaps the most widely quoted and influential man... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Transcendental Thomist
a little knowledge is a dangerous thing: drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring! the finest mind of his age, alexander pope invented the elizabethan couplet and then used it to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dave Greengaard
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I'm not a big poet but its got some really nice poems. I got it for the essay on man so the rest was just a bonus.Published on April 22, 2010 by Victor R. Bush