Who is Alexander Pope?

  • (noun): English poet and satirist (1688-1744).
    Synonyms: Pope

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

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The Distrest Poet - Picture - Alexander Pope
... The scene shown in The Distrest Poet was probably inspired by Alexander Pope's satirical poem The Dunciad, most likely by the prefatory matter of the second version, the ... states of the print included a quotation from Pope's work The bill stuck to the wall above the poet's head originally featured a reference to Pope in which he was punningly mocked as "His ... rather than copied from a real bill) of Pope clashing with Edmund Curll over the unauthorised publication of the poet's correspondence ...
Chrononhotonthologos - Political Satire
... Henry Carey was a Tory, or an anti-Walpolean, and he identified with Alexander Pope, in particular, in his stance on the 18th century's cultural polemic (see Augustan poetry for the ... Pope had been a consistent enemy of Ambrose Philips's, and Philips was a stand-in for an entire slate of Whig political views ... The friends and admirers of Gay (including Alexander Pope and Henry Carey) regarded this political game as a personal and moral betrayal ...
Alexander Pope - Works - Editions
... The Works of Alexander Pope vol 3 vol 3 v 9 of 10 v 6 of 8. ...
Augustan Literature - Poetry
... The entire Augustan age's poetry was dominated by Alexander Pope ... Pope had few poetic rivals, but he had many personal enemies and political, philosophical, or religious opponents, and Pope himself was quarrelsome in print ... Pope and his enemies (often called "the Dunces" because of Pope's successful satirizing of them in The Dunciad) fought over central matters of the proper subject matter for poetry and the proper pose of ...
Alexander Pope (disambiguation)
... Alexander Pope (1688–1744) was an English poet ... Alexander Pope may also refer to Alexander Pope (actor) (1763–1835), Irish actor Alexander Pope, Jr ... (1849–1924), American sporting artist Alexander Pope (Texas politician), see Twentieth Texas Legislature and Twenty-first Texas Legislature ...

Famous quotes containing the words alexander pope and/or pope:

    Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,
    And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age:
    Pleased with this bauble still, as that before;
    ‘Till tired he sleeps, and life’s poor play is o’er.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    A needless Alexandrine ends the song,
    That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
    —Alexander Pope (1688–1744)