Saturday, July 27, 2013

Alexander Pope - An Essay on Criticism

"Essay on Criticism = awful. Snotty, hypocritical, poorly written, and infuriating. Justifies everything horrible that has ever been said about Pope. After an Essay on Criticism I was too afraid to read the rest of the book - apparently Pope has multiple personalities and I didn't want to encounter the megalomaniac side again."

"I feel as though the verse hurts the content."

"This essay is also in verse, and quite frankly, it gets in the way."

"The entire essay is in verse. His thoughts are that it made it more powerful. My thoughts are that it obscured his message"

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