An Essay on Man

An Essay on Man


Alexander Pope Alexander Pope

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An Essay on Man is a poem published by Alexander Pope in 1733–1734. Pope's Essay on Man and Moral Epistles were designed to be the parts of a system of ethics which he wanted to express in poetry. On its publication, An Essay on Man received great admiration throughout Europe. The essay, written in heroic couplets, comprises four epistles. The...More
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Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, as well as for his translation of Homer. After Shakespeare, Pope is the second-most quoted writer in the English language, per The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, some of his verses having even become popular idioms in common parlance (e.g., Damning with faint praise). He is considered a master of the heroic couplet.

Publish Date : 18 Jul 2020

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