Alexander Pope, Robin Sowerby's Alexander Pope: Selected Poetry and Prose (Routledge English PDF

By Alexander Pope, Robin Sowerby

ISBN-10: 0415006651

ISBN-13: 9780415006651

Alexander Pope's technical polish and highbrow poise attract the subtlest viewers. this option comprises The Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, and extracts from The Dunciad and the interpretation of Homer.

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But for Pope, feeling as he did about the state of Britain, the contemporary world offered no subject about which he felt a deep conviction, so that he only toyed with the Brutus legend late in life and the great Augustan poem of his dreams never materialized. The nearest he came to it is perhaps the epic satire of The Dunciad. THE TEXT Pope’s poems were published in many editions in his lifetime; there are over fifteen, for example, of An Essay on Criticism (first published in 1711), and even four of a late poem like the 24 ‘Imitation of Horace’ addressed to Bolingbroke c.

While, at each change, the son of Libyan Jove Now burns with glory, and then melts with love; Now his fierce eyes with sparkling fury glow, Now sighs steal out, and tears begin to flow: Persians and Greeks like turns of Nature found, 380 And the world’s victor stood subdued by sound! The power of music all our hearts allow, And what Timotheus was, is Dryden now. Avoid extremes; and shun the fault of such, Who still are pleased too little or too much. At every trifle scorn to take offence, That always shows great pride, or little sense; Those heads, as stomachs, are not sure the best, Which nauseate all, and nothing can digest.

At the sixth: Like tracks of leverets || in morning snow. 20 30 40 35 [254–9] Now I fancy that to preserve an exact harmony and variety none of these pauses should be continued above three lines together without the interposition of another; else it will be apt to weary the ear with one continued tone; at least it does mine. 7. It is not enough that nothing offends the ear, that the verse be (as the French call it) coulante; but a good poet will adapt the very sounds, as well as words, to the things he treats of.

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