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by Herbert Davis,Alexander Pope

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Author: Herbert Davis,Alexander Pope
Publisher: Titles Distributed by Oxford University Press (Aus (September 1, 1966)
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Poetical works Alexander Pope Snippet view - 1978. About the author (1978). Satirical poet Alexander Pope was born in London on May 21, 1688. Poetical works Oxford paperbacks Oxford Standard Authors.

Poetical works Alexander Pope Snippet view - 1978. Common terms and phrases. He was educated by private tutors. Pope was the first English poet to make a substantial amount of money from his writing. Pope died on May 30, 1744. Alexander Pope, Herbert Davis, Pat Rogers.

Davis has provided a text which attempts to follow Pope's latest wishes both in substance and accidentals. He has taken as his copy text the late quartos of The Dunciad in 1743, the Essay on Man and the Essay on Criticism in February 1744, and the Epistles in May 1744.

Herbert Davis’s most popular book is The Castle of Otranto.

Pope was a precocious talent and anxious to advertise the fact, inserting such subtitles as Done by the Author at. .

Pope was a precocious talent and anxious to advertise the fact, inserting such subtitles as Done by the Author at 12 years old into his early published poems.

Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press. Explore other authors. Poetical Works Poetical Works Explore other authors.

Pope's poetic career testifies to his indomitable spirit in the face of.The Genius and Poetry of Pope, The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Vol 11, 1856.

Pope's poetic career testifies to his indomitable spirit in the face of disadvantages, of health and of circumstance. The 'essay' begins with a discussion of the standard rules that govern poetry by which a critic passes judgment.

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Pope ranks third behind Shakespeare and the King James Version of the Bible when it comes to familiar lines in our language. This addition of Pope, while not having all of his poems (it lacks the Essay on Man), does have several masterpieces, notably Essay on Criticism and the Rape of the Lock.

Rape of the Lock

This is very near to the perfect piece of poetry. Indeed, what glory could have come by writing a true piece of heroic poetry in this style?! C. S. Lewis once said that reading Spenser is to grow in mental health. I suggest something similar with Pope: to read him is to be healed in one’s moral imagination. The following scene is poetry at its finest:

While thro’ the press enraged Thalestris flies,
And scatters death around from both her eyes,
A Beau and Witling perish’d in the throng,
One died in metaphor, and one in song:
‘O cruel Nymph! a living death I bear,’
Cried Dapperwit, and sunk beside his chair.
A mournful glance Sir Fopling upwards cast,
‘Those eyes are made so killing’—was his last.
Thus on Mæander’s flowery margin lies
Th’ expiring swan, and as he sings he dies.

Epistle to a Lady (on how not to be a thot)

In satirizing the English upper class, Alexander Pope predicted our Kardashian-esque, Katy Perry style America:
"The wit of cheats, the courage of a whore
Are what ten thousand envy and adore."
Why pique all mortals, yet affect a name
A fool to pleasure, yet a slave to fame.

The Dunciad
This was hard reading. Pope doesn’t quite rise to the glorious couplets of Lock. I think too much is lost in introduction and exposition. Further, even then, it isn’t always clear who his target is. Nonetheless, Book IV comes very close to the prior glory.

Reading Pope is like feasting on beams of golden light.
Notes are minimal. No general reader or conscientious undergraduate will be able to read this text without a tablet on the desk to look up Pope's places, names, and allusions. Useless as a teaching text or general reader. As an exercise in Pope Lite, this text fails utterly.
The book arrived ok and it was not dammaged at all
Some people may carp about missing one poem or the other, I would have liked better cuttings of his Odyssey and Iliad translations, but I know that the editors only had limited space.

All of the Pope is needed here for instructional purposes. I really like that the Pastorals are included, because that is the initial Pope, and builds into the rest. You get the Essay on Criticism, a good cutting from the Essay on Man, and the entire Rape of the Lock.

In total this collection is really good. I do not agree with all the editors have chosen, but there are comprehensive anthologies out there. For a beginner, or the new student of Pope and neo-classicism, this book is a fine start.
When I first started reading this collection, I thought that eighteenth century poetry was dry and inferior to later forms of literature, especially when compared with the innovations of the twentieth century. After delving deeply into some of Pope's major poems, I realized how wrong I was. Pope's wit was astounding, and he was a true poetic genius in his ability to capture concepts and arguments in beautifully rendered images and metaphors. His abilities are best summarized in these famous lines from his "Essay on Criticism": "True wit is nature to advantage dressed, / What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed."

I was often surprised by Pope's ability to articulate ideas that had occurred to me, but I was never able to articulate myself. It is a testament to Pope's insight into the human condition that his lines still ring true three hundred years since their first appearance. The subtle, complex ideas found in his poetry will expand your thoughts in ways you never though possible, especially if you have never experienced poetry from this period before.

For me, some of the highlights from this collection are "The Rape of the Lock", a beautifully detailed mock-epic steeped in the material culture of the eighteenth century; "Windsor Forest", a topographical poem that encodes and critiques the history of England in a description of its landscape; "Epistle to Burlington", a stinging criticism of "false taste"; and "Eloisa to Abelard", an emotionally wrenching letter of tragic medieval romance. For those interested in the writing and critiquing of literature (admittedly, not everyone), the brilliant "Essay on Criticism" will be the standout piece here, with its vast complexities and beautiful imagery. Furthermore, the detailed notes in the back of this edition should fill you in on any historical or literary references that will assist in your interpretation of the poems.

This edition is an amazing introduction to the poetry of one of the greatest writers in the English language, and a good first step into a fascinating period of literature. Don't be afraid! Read this book!
Step aside Byron, Dryden, and Shelley Words are not enough to describe the great pope, I have read the works of many poets but none come close to Pope. Practically self educated he puts words in such a way and with such wit, that you often feel and say "That is so true, so beautifully described"........ take a minute and contemplate on the below. A great Master

1. Some in search of wisdom, lose their common sense and then turn critics in their own defense.

2. Men deal with their life as children with their play, who first misuse then cast their toys away.

3. Launch not beyond your depth but be discreet , and mark the point were sense and dulness meet.

4. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong which is but saying, in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.