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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the LockThe Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, as well as for his translation of Homer. After Shakespeare, Pope is the second-most quoted writer in the English language, per The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, some of his verses having even become popular idioms in common parlance (e.g., Damning with faint praise). He is considered a master of the heroic couplet.

Born

21 May 1688

LondonEngland

Died

30 May 1744 (aged 56)

Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Resting place

St Mary’s Church

Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Occupation Poet, writer, translator

Notable works

The DunciadThe Rape of the
Lock

LockAn Essay on Criticism, His translation of Homer


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