Category: Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock is a Mock Epic

Discuss The Rape of the Lock is a Mock Epic. Generally, mock epic is a little different from an epic. According to Maynard Meck, Epic poems are the poems which deal with man in his lofty aspects. Their action is important, personages are dignified and style is elevated. The Rape of the Lock is one …

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The Rape of the Lock as a Social Satire

        Discuss The Rape of the Lock as a Social Satire It is well known to all that Pope is a poet of society and “The Rape of the Lock” is one of his best social documentary creations where he has shown the activities of contemporary society and it also plays as …

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Summary of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

Summary of The Rape of The Lock (shortly)                                  Canto 01  The Rape of the Lock begins with a passage outlining the subject of the poem and invoking the aid of the muse. Then the sun (“Sol”) appears to initiate the leisurely …

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