An Essay on Criticism

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope's various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the ingenuous reader as the intending writer. It is written in a type of rhyming verse called heroic couplets. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Poetry, Essays & Short Works, Literary Criticism

Language: English

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