Alexander pope biography (famous poet bio) read information including facts, works, awards, and the life story and history of alexander pope this short biographical feature on alexander pope will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time. The life of alexander pope, told through five interesting pieces of biographical trivia 1 he was known as 'the wasp of twickenham' poet alexander pope (1688-1744) earned this nickname because of his stinging satirical attacks on the famous people of the age, especially other writers pope. Alexander pope from the catholic encyclopedia poet, son of alexander pope and his second wife, edith turner, b in london, england, 22 may, 1688 d at twickenham, england, 30 may, 1744. Pope alexander pope was born in london, may 22, 1688, of parents whose rank or station was never ascertained: we are informed that they were of gentle blood that his father was of a family of which the earl of downe was the head, and that his mother was the daughter of william turner.
Discover alexander pope famous and rare quotes share alexander pope quotations about wit, life and soul to err is human to forgive, divine. Alexander pope is credited as poet and satirist, essay on criticism (1711), windsor forest (1713) the english poet and satirist alexander pope was the greatest poet and verse satirist of the augustan period no other poet in the history of english literature. About alexander pope pope was born into a catholic family in 1688, the year of the glorious revolution, when catholics could not live in london - the centre of literary life - or attend university. Professor emeritus of english at yale university and an illustrious authority on shakespeare and alexander pope professor maynard mack was a affiliate of. Alexander pope is generally regarded as the greatest english poet of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation o.
An essay on man by: alexander pope is the great chain, that draws all to agree, and drawn supports, upheld by god, or thee - alexander pope (from an essay on man. Alexander pope: a brief biography david cody, associate professor of english and his father, alexander sr, retired from business after his son's birth later in life, to propagate in 1700 the pope family moved to whitehill house at binfield in windsor forest, and. Get this from a library the life of alexander pope, esq (1759) [w h dilworth.
Early years alexander pope was born on may 21, 1688, in london, england, to alexander and edith pope his roman catholic father was a linen merchant. The poetical works of alexander pope, esq to which is prefixed the life of the author item preview. Get information, facts, and pictures about alexander pope at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about alexander pope easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary. Complete summary of alexander pope's an essay on man enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of an essay on man.
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To understand both the fifty-six year life of alexander pope, and also the transcendence of his works throughout time, first requires an examination into the characteristics which played essential roles in the creation of his literary works. The online library of liberty a project of liberty fund, inc alexander pope,the complete poetical works of alexander pope  the online library of liberty. Alexander pope (1688-1744) was born on may 21, 1688 in london his father was a linen-draper of plough court, lombard street despite his family's. Enjoy the best alexander pope quotes at brainyquote quotations by alexander pope, english poet, born may 21, 1688 share with your friends. Biography of alexander pope, 18th century english poet and critic.