The Art of Sinking in Poetry

The Art of Sinking in Poetry

by Alexander Pope
     
 

Written in 1727, this satirical volume was one of Alexander Pope’s contributions to the literary output of the legendary Scriblerus club, a circle of writers dedicated to mocking what they perceived as a culture of mediocrity and false learning prevalent in the arts and sciences. Taking the form of an ironic guide to writing bad verse, Pope’s

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Written in 1727, this satirical volume was one of Alexander Pope’s contributions to the literary output of the legendary Scriblerus club, a circle of writers dedicated to mocking what they perceived as a culture of mediocrity and false learning prevalent in the arts and sciences. Taking the form of an ironic guide to writing bad verse, Pope’s tongue-in-cheek essay is wickedly funny in its lampooning of various pompous poetasters, and is essential reading for any budding writer wishing to avoid sinking to the unintentionally ridiculous and to instead to reach for the sublime. Several lesser-known pieces by other members of the Scriblerus club are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847491053
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Oneworld Classics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Pope (1688–1744) was an English poet, widely regarded as the greatest of the 18th century, best known for his satirical verse. His other works include The Dunciad, An Essay on Man, and The Rape of the Lock.

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