Popean order and epicurean chaos in The Dunciad, in four
- Execration and Dullness. Wagenschmidt, Annabelle // Poetry;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 188 Issue 4, p341
This article presents views of the author on contemporary poetry. While reading contemporary verse, the author is struck by the proto-hominid intelligence of the putative poets. The author wants to enjoy such literature, but he is yet to find any that engages his full capacities. He has,...
- THE DUNCIAD: BOOK I. POPE, ALEXANDER // Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope;1903, p225
The poem "The Dunciad: I" by Alexander Pope is presented. First Line: The mighty mother, and her son who; Last Line: King log!
- THE DUNCIAD: BOOK II. POPE, ALEXANDER // Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope;1903, p230
The poem "The Dunciad: II" by Alexander Pope is presented. First Line: High on a gorgeous seat, that far outshone; Last Line: (Haunt of the Muses) made their safe retreat?
- THE DUNCIAD: BOOK III. POPE, ALEXANDER // Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope;1903, p236
The poem "The Dunciad: III" by Alexander Pope is presented. First Line: But in her temple's last recess inclosed, Last Line: And thro' the iv'ry gate the vision flies.
- THE DUNCIAD: BOOK IV. POPE, ALEXANDER // Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope;1903, p242
The poem "The Dunciad: IV" by Alexander Pope is presented. First Line: Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light. Last Line: And universal darkness buries all.
- The 'Blunted Arms' of Dulness: The Problem of Power in the 'Dunciad' Todd, Dennis // Studies in Philology;Spring82, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p177
Discusses contradictions in the poem 'Dunciad,' by Alexander Pope, which provokes fundamental disagreements. Problems concerning the question of power in the poem; Pope's ambivalence in his attitude toward the Dunces from the very inception of the poem; Portrait of the hero in the first...
- Deceit, Desire, and The Dunciad. Doolittle, Allan // Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis & Culture;2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1
The article focuses on the career of poet Alexander Pope and his struggle against those who populated the so-called Age of Authors, and the application of the mimetic theory of historian Renï¿½ Girard both to the relationships of Pope with such scholars and to his depiction of them in the...
- "Then Rose the Seed of Chaos": Masque and Antimasque in "The Dunciad in Four Books." Tosi, Laura // Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p198
This essay aims to reconstruct the background of Neoclassical poet Alexander Pope's several allusions to Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline masque in "The Dunciad" and its linguistic, symbolic, and visual elements. The author notes that Pope may have borrowed or alluded to in "The Dunciad" in...
- `ANOTHER YET THE SAME': JOSEPH HALL AND THE DUNCIAD. Corse, Taylor // Notes & Queries;Jun1991, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p183
The article focuses on the poem "The Dunciad," edited by James Sutherland. In his burlesque of the sixth "Aeneid," Aexander Pope replaces Anchises and Aeneas with their comic counterparts. Pope borrowed his phrase, "another yet the same," from Horace and indeed the poet does use this expression....