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Era: Enlightenment Author / Style Biographical Info Work Work Description John Dryden (1631-1700) brought back satire from Classical writers – style is called mock heroic poetry or mock epic poetry ; brought back literary criticism; precursor to Enlightenment writing; regarded as first “modern” prose writer “An Essay on Dramatic Poesy” Attempts to evaluate works of literature; Dryden’s bringing back of literary criticism. . “All for Love”` Tragedy about Antony & Cleopatra; draw large audiences Fables, Ancient and Modern translations of Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. “Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” Celebrates St. Cecilia, patron saint of music / musicians; common Enlightenment theme of Harmony; combines
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Unformatted text preview: ideas of passion and harmony Alexander Pope employed wit, rationality, and balance in his poetry. Pope’s; one of most frequently quoted authors in English language; educated primarily at home by Catholic priests; fluent in English, Greek, Latin, French, and Italian “The Rape of the Lock” a mock epic that satirizes the “battle of the sexes.” “An Essay on Criticism” long verse essay in heroic couplets, had tremendous influence on literary criticism, and many well-known sayings still in use today come from it Iliad and Odyssey At twelve, produced some complete translations of these great works by Homer...
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