An Augustan's Metaphysical Poem: Pope's Eloisa to Abelard

Francus, Marilyn
October 1990
Studies in Philology;Fall90, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p476
Poetry Review
The article discusses the metaphysical devotional characteristic of Alexander Pope's poem "Eloisa to Abelard." The author analyzes the Augustan pattern of balancing alternatives, explores the struggle between sexuality and religion within the poem, and examines the conflict between erotic love of man and ecstatic love of God.


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