Dryden, Pope, and the Person in Personal Satire

Gill, R. B.
September 1986
Essays in Literature;Fall86, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p219
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article presents an analysis of the personal satires presented in the poem of John Dryden and Alexander Pope. The influence of Latin formal verse satire encourages their poem's strong narrative voice. Their poem forms an important part of the persuasive structure of personal satires not much in their real person. The author suggests that understanding such personal discourse is to understand how the satirist uses a reader's perception of real persons as part of their artistic structure.


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