TITLE

THE DILEMMA OF AN OBEDIENT SON: POPE'S EPISTLE TO DR. ARBUTHNOT

AUTHOR(S)
Hotch, Ripley
PUB. DATE
March 1974
SOURCE
Essays in Literature;Spring74, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
The article offers poetry criticism of "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot," a satire in poetic form by English poet Alexander Pope. It addresses the poem's themes of the uselessness of poetic form and the growth of Pope as a satiric poet. Topics include Pope's perspectives on verse satire, the role of the poem in presenting a sort of portrait of the life of Pope, and the theme of parenthood in light of Pope's deformity and lack of a wife.
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24379153

 

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