An Essay on Man | Study Guide

Alexander Pope

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Overview

Author

Alexander Pope

Year Published

1734

Type

Poem

Genre

Philosophy, Religion

Perspective and Narrator

"An Essay on Man" is written mostly in the second person, addressed to "thou" (you), from the perspective of a somewhat loftier version of Pope. He uses an elevated style and presents ideas in the tradition of a great philosopher and teacher.

Tense

"An Essay on Man" is written in the present tense.

About the Title

"An Essay on Man" is written to consider the nature of humanity and to justify God's ways toward humankind.

Summary

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