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Pope and his poetry by Edward William Edmunds

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Published by G.G. Harrap & company in London .
Written in English


  • Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.

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Edition Notes

Statementby E. W. Edmunds.
SeriesPoetry & life series [no.] 19
LC ClassificationsPR3633 .E4
The Physical Object
Pagination145 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6629031M
LC Control Number20019458

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It is a wonder that this little book is not more widely known, and that the late pope's poetry remains largely unappreciated. Karol Wojtyla was in many ways primarily a creative spirit, and all of these poems were published under a pseudonymn prior to his papacy/5(3). Alexander Pope (21 May – 30 May ) is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, as well as for his translation of Shakespeare, Pope is the second-most quoted writer in the English Born: 21 May , London, England. Genre/Form: Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Edmunds, Edward William. Pope and his poetry. [Folcroft, Pa.]: Folcroft Press, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Edmunds, Edward William. Pope and his poetry. London: G.G. Harrap, (OCoLC) Named Person: Alexander Pope.

Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. In the Spring of , Alexander Pope was born an only child to Alexander and Edith Pope. The elder Pope, a linen-draper and recent convert to Catholicism, soon moved his family from London to Binfield, Berkshire in the face of repressive, anti-Catholic legislation from. In his 'An Essay on Criticism' Pope transpires his dislike for 'excessiveness' in poetry, stating that good poetry should be 'understated', he then outlines a standard of what 'is' good taste by using an authoritative tone that condemns his peers while also putting himself into a superior position. And yet, his poems are convoluted and far from /5.   As the translator, Jerzy Peterkiewicz of the University of London, said in his preface, “The poems in this book provide a subtle key to the rich personality of Pope John Paul II. This is poetry. The most flamboyant and notorious of the major English Romantic poets, George Gordon, Lord Byron, was likewise the most fashionable poet of the early s. He created an immensely popular Romantic hero—defiant, melancholy, haunted by secret guilt—for which, to many, he seemed the model. He is also a Romantic paradox: a leader of the era’s poetic revolution, he named Alexander Pope as.

Pope published two poetry collections in his lifetime, both late in his life: Some New Zealand Lyrics () and A New Zealander's Fancies in Verse (). The latter collection contains a good deal of Pope's light verse written in a more modern style to the earlier Romantic and colonial lyrics of his first book. An Essay on Criticism was first published anonymously on 15 May Pope began writing the poem early in his career and took about three years to finish it. At the time the poem was published, the heroic couplet style in which it was written was a moderately new genre of File Size: KB. Two lectures on the poetry of Pope, and on his own travels in America: delivered to the Leeds Mechanics' Institution & Literary Society, December 5th and 6th, / (London: Simpkin, Marshall ; Leeds & Baines and Newsome, ), by George William Frederick Howard Carlisle (page . About Pope: Poems. A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets selection of the works of Alexander Pope, the greatest English poet of his age. Alexander Pope is one of the most-quoted poets in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; he is the source of such immortal gems as “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” and “To err is human, to forgive.