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The Rape of the Lock: A World of Triviality Measured Against the Epic Scale

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


Carnivalesque and Masquerade in Aphra Behn's 'The Rover'

The Rover (p.1677), Aphra Behn’s renowned Restoration Comedy, interweaves issues of gender relations, social hierarchies and identity in a carnivalesque backdrop wherein masquerade is used as a device to pit characters against social rebellion and to test their virtue. 1,212 more words


The Cabaret of Characters

In mythology, Thalia is the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry. The mask of comedy is always within her grasp and she is listed as a mother of the… 357 more words


Assessing the narrative features and distinctive language in Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

Oroonoko by Aphra Behn was first published in 1688. It is a piece of travel writing in the form of fiction designed to appear as a true account. 1,519 more words

He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this – that he knew nothing yet. – Aphra Behn http://ift.tt/1TgDGik

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Book Review: Chameleon in a Mirror by Ruth Nestvold

Title: Chameleon in a Mirror
Author: Ruth Nestvold
Genre: Time travel/historical
Date Read:
15/03/2016 – 27/03/2016
Rating: ★★★☆


I have to admit I went into this novel somewhat blind, as I had absolutely no knowledge of the time period in which most of it is set, nor one of its main characters, Aphra Behn, a playwright of the time who has somewhat faded into obscurity. 659 more words


Or, -- Hedgerow Theatre

Aphra Behn should be lauded among women, especially among woman playwrights. She wrote for the theater in an era when such work was the exclusive province of men. 2,300 more words

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