Breve appunto in lingua inglese su Alexander Pope (1 pagine formato doc)
Was born in London. Was the great rapresentative poet of the first half of the 18th century. Was essentially a public poet, writing on public themes. Pope believed in “INTELLECTUAL POETRY”; all of Pope important works was written in heroic couplets; he perfected this verse form and was the first important English non-dramatic poet. His best works are: • Pastorals : based on a classical models (where the ideal country sitting in made beautiful by the work of man) • An assay on criticism : where he summed up the principles which formed the basis of his writing • An assay on man : in which he tried to popularize the philosophical ideas then in fashion • The dunciad : on attack on other writers and poets • Moral assay : on various subjects The rape of the lock : a satire of Augustan society; is a poem on a true event which caused an estrangement.