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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, English poet.

Pope was the most famous English poet of the first half of the eighteenth century. Among his works are the mock-epic Rape of the Lock, translations of both of Homer's epics, the theodicy An Essay on Man, the four Moral Essays, and The Dunciad. He formed a group of satirists called the Scriblerians with Jonathan Swift and John Gay. Pope's life was written by Samuel Johnson.