Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope is one of the best-known writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His works, ‘The Rape of the Lockand ‘The Duncaid’, made his career, along with his An Essay on Criticism. Pope’s translations of Homer’s works are also quite popular. According to The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, he’s the second-most quoted writer in the English language. ‘The Rape of the Lock,’ commonly considered to be the most popular of Pope’s poems, was published in 1712 and satirizes a high society quarrel. Read more about Alexander Pope.

Ode on Solitude

by Alexander Pope

‘Ode on Solitude’ by Alexander Pope is a beautiful and peaceful poem. It asserts a speaker’s desire to live a good, simple life and go unnoticed by the world.

On a Certain Lady at Court

by Alexander Pope

Written in 1717, Pope’s ‘On a Certain Lady at Court’ is about Catharine Howard, one of the waiting-women of Queen Caroline and a mistress to George II. Pope satirizes the lady’s qualities as she rejects his genuine love.

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