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Biography of Alexander Pope


PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Alexander Pope
  • Profession: Poet
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Place of Birth: London, UK
  • Date of Birth: Friday, May 21, 1688
  • Zodiac: Taurus
BIOGRAPHY
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an English poet of the 18th century with the work of satirical verse and translation of Homer. He is the third poet after Shakespeare and Tennyson who have characteristics in writing with the heroic couplet most frequently quoted in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. He was born in 1688 and lived as a draper in court Plough, lombard Street in London.

His career began in 1709 where his "Pastoral letters published. He suddenly famous and then re-issued his An Essay on The Critic in 1711. All of his work was well received in the community. He was friends with some authors such as John Gay, Jonathan Swift Thomas Parnell and John Artbuthnot. They set up a club called Scriblerus. the most famous work is his poem titled "the Rape of the Lock". the poem was published in 1712 and revised in 1714. the contents of the public quarrel Arabella Fermor and Lord Petre were cut lock of hair without permission. Satirises contains anger.

After that his work began to appear in 1709 entitled Pastorals, 1711 An Essay on Criticism, followed by the release of Messiah in 1712, 1713 Windsor Forest, 1715 to 1720 translation of the Iliad, 1717 Eloisa to Abelard, 1717 Three Hours After Marriage, with Others, 1717 Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1723-1725 The Works of Shakespear, in Six Volumes, 1725-1726 Translation of the Odyssey 1727 Fairy Bathous, Or the Art of Sinking in Poetry, 1728: The Dunciad, 1733-1734 Essay on Man, and the last in 1735 The Prologue to the Satires. and an Ode on Solitude other works, published in 1700.

AWARDS
  • 1700: Ode on Solitude
  • 1709: Pastorals
  • 1711: An Essay on Criticism
  • 1712: Messiah
  • 1712: The Rape of the Lock (enlarged in 1714)
  • 1713: Windsor Forest
  • 1715-1720: Translation of the Iliad
  • 1717: Eloisa to Abelard
  • 1717: Three Hours After Marriage, with others
  • 1717: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
  • 1723-1725: The Works of Shakespear, in Six Volumes
  • 1725-1726: Translation of the Odyssey
  • 1727: Peri Bathous, Or the Art of Sinking in Poetry
  • 1728: The Dunciad
  • 1733-1734: Essay on Man
  • 1735: The Prologue to the Satires

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