Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope
Pope c. 1727
Born21 Mey 1688(1688-05-21)
Lunnon, Ingland
Dee'd30 Mey 1744(1744-05-30) (aged 56)
Twickenham, Middlesex, Ingland
Restin placeSt Mary's Kirk, Twickenham, Middlesex, Ingland
ThriftPoet, writer, translator
Notable warksThe Dunciad
The Rape of the Lock
An Essay on Criticism
his translation o Homer


Alexander Pope (21 Mey 1688 – 30 Mey 1744) wis an Inglis poet. He is regairdit as ane o the greatest Inglis poets, an the foremaist poet o the early aichteent century.

Pope is best kent for his sateerical an discursive poetry, includin An Essay on Criticism (1711), The Rape of the Lock (1712) an The Dunciad (1728/1743[1]), as weel as for his translation o Iliad an Odyssey bi Homer with William Broome an Elijah Fenton.[2] Efter William Shakespeare, Pope is the seicont-maist quotit writer in the Inglis leid, as per The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.[3] He is conseedert a master o the heroic couplet.[2]

Pope was a smaa man o 4 fit 6 inches, caused bi tuberculosis.[2]

The muins o Uranus are named efter chairacters frae Pope's poetry an frae William Shakespeare's plays.[4]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Dunciad,
  2. a b c John Everett Butt: Alexander Pope,
  3. Dictionary of Quotations (1999)
  4. In Depth | Uranus Moons, NASA Solar System Exploration