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The Dunciad - A Satirical Masterpiece of 18th-Century Literary Criticism and Moral Decay - cover

The Dunciad - A Satirical Masterpiece of 18th-Century Literary Criticism and Moral Decay

Alexander Pope

Publisher: Good Press

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Alexander Pope's 'The Dunciad' is a scathing satirical poem that takes aim at the literary mediocrity and moral decay of society during the early 18th century. Written in heroic couplets, Pope's biting wit and keen observations are on full display as he skewers the incompetence and vulgarity of his contemporaries with precision and humor. The poem is a masterful example of Pope's unique poetic style, blending classical allusions with sharp social commentary to create a work that is as entertaining as it is intellectually stimulating. 'The Dunciad' stands as a landmark in English literature, showcasing Pope's talent for satire and his unwavering dedication to exposing the follies of his time. Alexander Pope, a prolific writer and poet of the Augustan Age, was known for his critical wit and keen insight into human nature. His life experiences and keen observations of society likely inspired him to create 'The Dunciad' as a means of highlighting the decline of intellectual and moral standards in his era. I highly recommend 'The Dunciad' to readers who appreciate satirical literature and enjoy thought-provoking works that challenge societal norms and values.
Available since: 12/08/2020.
Print length: 39 pages.

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