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    each other. While Pope experiments with punctuation and precision, Leapor explores the effects of personalization. By subtly but convictively proposing an optimistic perspective, that Man's confused position is his claim to fame, Pope intones his poetry with an uplifting vitality readily conducted to his reader; whereas Leapor opines Woman's confused position as the doom of life's essence and transitively condemns her reader to the incurable pessimism she so vividly relates. The essence of

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    Aphoristic Dangers of Alexander Pope

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    If “imitation is the sincerest flattery,” then more than 250 years after his passing Alexander Pope deserves a spot in the ranks as one of the most flattered writers of all time. His works have been dissected of every phrase of possible significance and spilled onto page-a-day calendars and books of wit across the world. The beauty of his catchy maxims is that they are not only memorable, but attempt to convey his philosophy with perfect poetic ingenuity. Unfortunately, his well-achieved goals of

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    merit. XIIth Century Period of the early troubadours. Dominant genre lyric poetry, especially the chanson (love poetry); also important, sirventes (satire); moral and religious poetry and the partimen (debate poetry). Principal poets: Guillaume IX of Aquitaine, Marcabru, Jaufré Rudel, Cercamon, Bernart de Ventadour, Bertran de Born, Arnaut Daniel and Raimbaut d’Aurenga. Wrote for a society where patronage was the rule. Poetry governed by strict conventions as regards rhyme and metre. Music very important

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    Eighteenth-century poetry (265). Unlike most poets who perfected the lyric and pastoral first, Blackmore ambitiously began his poetic career with an epic called, Prince Arthur: An Heroick Poem in Ten Books (1695), and this decision, as Samuel Johnson indicates, left him “that much more open to criticism” (Solomon 43). Johnson’s prediction was unequivocally accurate, and no one criticized Blackmore more than Pope, who included Blackmore’s poetry in Peri Bathous, Or the Art of Sinking in Poetry (1727), a “how-to”

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    Samuel Johnson

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    Samuel Johnson, poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer, made lasing contributions to English literature was born September 18, 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England in the family home above his wealthy father‘s bookshop. His mother, Sarah Ford was 40 years old when gave birth to him. There was concern he would die in infancy but his health improved. His was plagued with illness throughout his life. As a child he had scrofula, a disease thought to be

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    American Philosophy

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    the pursuit of pleasure in order to avoid pain. This philosophy is very American. One of the most famous American-Epicureans is Walt Whitman. Whitman is, perhaps, America's greatest poet. He was an ardent supporter of freedom and democracy. His poetry not only reflected his love and respect for America, but also the importance and the needs of the individual. Whitman's love for America stems from the fact that, in America, the individual has the right to pursue whatever makes him or her happy

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    Essay On Italian Opera

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    Opera, is a formal medium of theatre that coneys its dramatic essence through the fusion of words and action, among other theatrical elements with music says author Burton D. Fisher (A History of Opera, 14). Opera is an art form with such a rich history and memorable music. Well, at least where Italian opera is concerned. Italy was and has been in the limelight concerning Opera since its genesis. In the 17th century, Italy set greek dramas, especially the tale of Orpheus, to music (A History of

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    Aaliyah Peterson

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    art came about also with literature. A successful British poet named Alexander Pope came to emergence. The sweetness and mildness of this man helped him succeed in escalating his dreams of becoming a great poet. Alexander Pope’s literary works of poetry mirrored the way he viewed life while having an infectious disease; resulting him in being one of the best-known poets in the 18th century. This mild poet produced a history through struggles starting from the time of his birth, how he was educated

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    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 to parents Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger of whom he was one of seventeen children. Common practice at this time, Benjamin Franklin has no known middle name. When he was young, Franklin’s father, Josiah, joined his brothers business of fabric dying with his brother. However, with the trade becoming less and less profitable Josiah chose to move along with his then wife and two children to Boston, Massachusetts. It was in Boston where

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    Kaitlin Smith Mrs. C. Robison 4th Period English IV October 20th 2014 Benjamin Franklin: The Writer, the Scientist, the Legend. Have you ever dreamed of achieving something bigger? Do you ever wonder if history will remember you long after you are gone from this world? I am not sure if Benjamin Franklin wondered these specific questions at any time in his life, and yet, he seemed to have lived the entirety of it as though he woke up to these questions every morning. One question I know he asked was

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