In 1712, Pope published his famous verse The Rape of the Lock, making use of the mock-epic style typical of the Augustan Age. Pope burlesqued the classical epic form by bringing the formulas characteristic of the epic such as the invocation of a deity, a formal statement of theme, the division of the work into cantos, grandiose speeches, battles, supernatural machinery and mythopoeia to bear upon a trivial event – an idle lord, the Baron, cutting off a small lock of hair from the head of an idle young beauty, Belinda. 1,513 more words
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A while ago, I started a series of posts that explored Clockwork Princess (the third book in Cassandra Clare’s Young Adult urban fantasy trilogy ‘The Infernal Devices’), picking out all of the wonderful poetry references, and pointing you in the direction of their sources. 318 more words
This week with all due apologies to Alexander Pope, I am celebrating:
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man always is continually blest.
My first celebration came with the end of a long drawn out problem that had divided our family for almost three years. 202 more words