The Temple of Fame

The Temple of Fame


Alexander Pope Alexander Pope

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The Temple of Fame: A Vision is directly inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's fourteenth-century poem The House of Fame. First published in 1715, 'The Temple of Fame’ comprises 524 lines which, like Chaucer's original version, take the form of a dream vision. Eventually the work was classified by the poet himself as a ‘juvenile poem’ among his...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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