English 201 - Alexander Pope

English 201 - Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope (1688-1744)...

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Alexander Pope (1688-1744) I. Life and Career A. Roman Catholic – couldn’t attend university or gain typical forms of patronage not as severe as the conditions of Catholics a generation earlier, but still institutionalized persecution at first kept religious beliefs quiet and appeared to view politics with neutrality after fairly well-established, was more open about religion and politics religion became a source of attack for his enemies B. A “Man of Letters” – new phenomenon of early eighteenth century Born the son of a merchant, grew up in the country and was self- educated by reading Translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey made enough money to live as a gentleman Affiliation with Tory writers, like Jonathan Swift Had both admirers and detractors in the literary world – The Dunciad
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II. The Rape of the Lock A. Composition and Publication Originally written in response to a real feud between two families, the Fermors and Carylls, that resulted from the actual cutting of Arabella
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 201 taught by Professor Crome-romanovski during the Fall '07 term at Ohio State.

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English 201 - Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope (1688-1744)...

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