Criticism Exercise

Criticism Exercise - Caitlin Rodenbeek Randall ENG 122-054 6 Sept 2006"The Essay on Criticism Alexander Pope's first major poem written in 1709 is

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Caitlin Rodenbeek Randall ENG 122-054 6 Sept 2006 “The Essay on Criticism,” Alexander Pope’s first major poem written in 1709, is his attempt to explain the many characteristics that are the responsibilities of a critic. He has very strong opinions toward those who aspire to judge others’ literary work. This is something Pope believes should not be taken lightly because it is extremely important is being knowledgeable and true in evaluating a piece. The author’s intent is to inform the reader about taking judgment and criticism to heart. He believes passionately about being true to the line of work one pursues, and has no patience for anything but that. Pope’s intended audience is for everyone, but particularly the writers and critics in our world. This is revealed by being frank about each view he exposes to an open audience. He challenges authors to write their most exceptional work in every piece they produce, and for criticisms to be made sincerely. Pope believes it is important for critics to have true taste, be born into judging, be
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ENG 120 taught by Professor Onpaper during the Spring '07 term at N. Colorado.

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Criticism Exercise - Caitlin Rodenbeek Randall ENG 122-054 6 Sept 2006"The Essay on Criticism Alexander Pope's first major poem written in 1709 is

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