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The Age of Pope - The Age of Pope(1700–1750 also called...

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Unformatted text preview: The Age of Pope (1700–1750), also called the Augustan Age * Alexander Pope (1688–1744), an admired poet of his time, was representative of the style, employing wit, rationality, and balance in his poetry. Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock,” is a mock epic that satirizes the “battle of the sexes.” * Pope’s “An Essay on Criticism,” a long verse essay in heroic couplets, had tremendous influence on literary criticism, and many well-known sayings still in use today come from it. * Jonathon Swift’s satire was pointed and sharp, in contrast to Pope’s, which was less harsh * Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels is famous for its satirization of the European political and intellectual landscape. * Addison and Steele collaborated on two literary periodicals, The Tattler and The Spectator, which were two of the first periodicals * The Restoration period is also called the Augustan Age because many writers openly imitated Greek and Roman literature. The term Augustan is a reference comparing King George I to Emperor Augustus Caesar of Rome. * London was considered the center of the literary universe, much as ancient Rome was during the days of Augustus, Virgil, and Horace. ...
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