I was particularly in love with his poem, "Rape of the Lock".
At times it was silly but it was also filled with beautiful descriptions and metaphors Before I began reading these poems, I thought these would be just typical satires of the monarchy and filled with aristocratic 'wit'.
Scrisse tra l’altro l’opera “The Rape of the Lock” (Il Riccio Rapito) del 1712 che ebbe molto successo come opera eroi-comica sul ratto di una ciocca di capelli di una nobildonna del tempo.
Non molte delle sue opere sono lette oggi, ma Alexandre Pope resta uno degli scrittori più citati in lingua inglese.
From this book, I needed to read the following poems for my MA Comprehensive Exam: "An Essay on Criticism," "Essay on Man," "The Rape of the Lock," and "Epistle to Dr.
Arbuthnot."Of these four, I had already read parts of "Essay on Man" in an anthology and "The Rape of the Lock."I am thoroughly impressed with everything I have read of Pope's writing so far, and I look forward to reading more.His poems inspire thought and reflection, and the topics are still relevant today.This little volume reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the Dover Thrift Editions series.And on top of these, Pope does it through poem (with occasional rhyming), rather than through prose like Orwell or Vonnegut (or like through visual media like modern satirists - South Park, Rick and Morty, Bo Jack Horseman, Futurama, Simpsons, etc, etc, etc.).Worth the educational read for everyone, and something to come back to multiple times in one's life for different perspectives of/at the text.At times it was silly but it was also filled with beautiful descriptions and metaphors.All in all, I am inspired to go out read the rest of his poems.Considered the preeminent verse satirist in English, Alexander Pope (1688-1744) brought wide learning, devastating wit and masterly technique to his poems.Models of clarity and control, they exemplified the classical poetics of the Augustan age.Also included are "Ode on Solitude," "The Dying Christian to His Soul," "Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady," "An Essay on Criticism," "Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog," "Epistle [IV] to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington: Of the Use of Riches," "Epistle to Dr. Taken together, these poems offer an excellent sampling of Pope's imaginative genius and the felicitous blending of word, idea and image that earned him a place among the leading lights of 18th-century literature.Before I began reading these poems, I thought these would be just typical satires of the monarchy and filled with aristocratic 'wit'.