Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.


  1. fantastic idea this blog!!

  2. Love the poster...although Pope isn't really considered the greatest English poet in the 18th c. He'd have to wrestle that from Dryden...it was called "The Age of Dryden" (and then the Age of Johnson), after all. BUT, I think it's fair to say that Pope perfected high poetic style in the 18th c. Okay, I'm done now.

    Thanks for the great poster.