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Unit IV: The Age of Reason
- The Rape of the Lock, sel., p. 377-385.
- An Essay on Man, sel., p. 387.
- An Essay on Criticism, sel., pp. 387-8.
Some extra reading if you’re interested:
Consider for class discussion:
- How does Pope’s satire in The Rape of the Lock compare with that of the other satirists we’ve been looking at recently? Is his purpose more critical or more humorous?
- What do we call this kind of satirical writing?
- Those who remember the Aeneid or Homer from Western Literature to Dante: what specifics is Pope evoking here?
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