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Unformatted text preview: (Pope) mock-epic heroic couplets social satire admonishing? celebratory? conventional theory of satire: normative, corrective genre Is Popes satire corrective? Or does part of him admire (envy?) what he describes? In parodying Miltons epic, is he mocking it, or paying it a compliment? Heroic Couplet = two rhymed pentameter lines; one thought gracefully completed in two lines; balance; intelligence; reason; wit...
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- Spring '09