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Name Class Paradise Lost vs. Rape of the Lock When we think of an epic poem, we rapidly turn our mind to a world of feeling, emotions, adventures and legendary figures. Among the greatest epic poems stands John Milton’s Paradise Lost, a traditional story based on the bible. Another great poem is Rape of the Lock written by Alexander Pope, which is a humorous depiction of a care-free society. The title itself reveals the grandiose exaggeration of unimportant situations and the implication of importance upon otherwise obviously superficial attitudes. Even though there is a difference between these epics, both of them call for reason and wisdom from us readers, and of our questioning of life profound inquiries. The most obvious and simple things sometimes are the hardest to see and understand. There are passages from each of these epic poems which to me seem closely related, pointing in a similar direction, and if carefully analyzed would shed us some light upon the reality of
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