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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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 issues behind Ambrose Philips ... 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 ...
Augustan Literature - Poetry
... 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 ...
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 ...
The Distrest Poet - Picture - Alexander Pope
... 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 ... 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 Holiness ... rather than copied from a real bill) of Pope clashing with Edmund Curll over the unauthorised publication of the poet's correspondence ...
Alexander Pope - Works - Editions
... The Works of Alexander Pope vol 3 vol 3 v 9 of 10 v 6 of 8. ...

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

    Woman and fool are two hard things to hit,
    For true no-meaning puzzles more than wit.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    From Nature’s chain whatever link you strike,
    Tenth or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike.
    —Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    I shall not cease to bless because
    I lay about me with the taws
    That night and morning I may thrash
    Greek Alexander from my flesh,
    Augustus Caesar, and after these
    That great rogue Alcibiades.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)