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example, “Puffs, powders, Patches, Bibles, Billet-doux” (138) noticing the items chosen to list and their order. The repetition gives the line an emphatic rhythm, highlighting the ritualistic importance on the listed items. it seems as though Pope is hinting at the idea that Belinda is doing everything possible to ensure that her beauty is illuminated. The use of powder shows that her face contains flaws which she feels compelled to cover. In comparison, the second term suggested to Imply "all Arabia breathes" (34) is perfume imported from Arabia Belinda Imported "gems" From Arabia that breathe the scent of "pure Arabia" into her jewellery box. In this line Pope structures the language in such a way that when spoken, it leaves the reader almost breathless. The first two words, “All Arabia,” have short vowel sounds, the middle word, “breathes,” is the long vowel sound to balance the two ends of the line, and the last words, “from yonder Box,” are short vowel sounds. Throughout the poem, Pope makes it clear that Belinda is taking every opportunity to gain admiration, however without these weapons
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Belinda is unable to enter the battlefield of affection and hence relies on them to help her appear more beautiful.
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