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Afternoon Tea

“And die of nothing but a rage to live.”
-Alexander Pope

Afternoon Tea

She hid the knife

Under the doily

Near the lace cuff

Of her right hand… 42 more words


Weekly poem project: heroic couplets

I said early this year that I wanted to try a poem in heroic couplets. I’ve been meaning to get to it for weeks, but I’ve been doing a lot of writing on my book (I finished a draft of a chapter last week– that means I’m four down, 2–maybe 3– to go!) and so I just haven’t had the mental space or time. 1,003 more words

Weekly Poem Project

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” ―Alexander Pope

I agree with this. If you’ve ever had a bad friend, you will definitely agree.

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504. First Edition

Harry knew, on a high shelf in his school library, there sat a first edition of Alexander Pope’s “Essay on Man”. He was often tempted to steal it. 41 more words


Women & Satire: "The Rape of the Lock," Part 1

Another great work in satire given to us by the 18th century is Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock. Set in the form of a Greek tragedy, the poem tells the story of a woman who has had her honor questioned due to the act of a fiend cutting off a lock of her curly hair. 433 more words

The Dying Christian to his Soul by Alexander Pope  

The Dying Christian to his Soul

by Alexander Pope

VITAL spark of heav’nly flame!

Quit, O quit this mortal frame:

Trembling, hoping, ling’ring, flying,

O the pain, the bliss of dying! 89 more words


We'll never fall inlove

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned”
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