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Alexander Pope: Selected Poetry

Pope ranks third behind Shakespeare and the King James Version of the Bible when it comes to familiar lines in our language.  This addition of Pope, while not having all of his poems (it lacks the Essay on Man), does have several masterpieces, notably Essay on Criticism and the Rape of the Lock.   285 more words

Book Review

'Epistle to Miss Blount, On Her Leaving the Town, After the Coronation' by Alexander Pope

‘Epistle to Miss Blount, On Her Leaving the Town, After the Coronation’

by Alexander Pope

“As some fond virgin, whom her mother’s care
Drags from the town to wholesome country air, 106 more words


Remembering Belinda

This meme is in reference to “The Rape of the Lock” by Alexander Pope and used V for Vendetta to illustrate the importance and huge impact The Baron created by cutting off a lock of Belinda’s hair. 50 more words


The Problem of Free Verse

I started writing poetry 4 or 5 years ago. I spent a long time reading poetry online and poetry that was “current”, and I kept finding this prose stuff with line breaks. 1,364 more words


Chawton House and the 'Incomparable' Eliza Haywood

On Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to attend the opening of an exhibition at Chawton House Library on the life and works of one of Smith’s predecessors, Eliza Haywood. 394 more words


4/30 - Springs Eternal,

We know from implication that Hope springs eternal and Eternal springs hope

(in context and not exactness)

And while I can’t speak for a man’s breast, or what it’s like to rest, what it’s like to be papally blessed, … 11 more words


Garden thoughts of Alexander Pope

At school I was made to read The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope, but since then have read none of his poetry and have barely remembered his existence. 231 more words