Alexander Pope Quotes

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was a renowned English poet and satirist, best known for The Rape of the Lock, written in 1712. He was also a master of the heroic couplet and was one of the most important figures of the 18th century Augustan age of satire. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest English poets of all time and was the leading figure in the Neoclassical movement of the early 18th century. Pope was both praised and criticized for his extensive use of classical mythology and classical references in his works. His sources, as he noted himself, included Virgil, Homer, Horace, and Ovid. He was a major influence on Romantic poetry and his use of poetic structure, particularly his use of the heroic couplets, has become a source for contemporary poets and provides insight into the complex artistic and intellectual environment of his time.

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