Pope’s Use of Heroic Couplet in the Rape of the Lock

Pope’s Use of the Heroic Couplet in Rape of the Lock The heroic couplet is a verse unit of two rhymed iambic pentameter lines. It is “heroic measure” because of its association with the heroic and epic poetry in the seventeenth century under the French influence. The most prominent poet of this age, who used … Read more

Major Themes in the Rape of the Lock | Alexander Pope

Major Themes in the Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock is a mock-epic and a piece of social satire where Alexander Pope depicts the society of that time. The Rape of the Lock covers many themes, major themes in “The Rape of the Lock” are beauty and appearance, religion and morality, immorality and pursuits of upper class, victory and defeat, … Read more