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An Essay on Man By Alexander Pope An Essay on Man This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti
  • Title: An Essay on Man
  • Author: Alexander Pope
  • ISBN: 9781115885348
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Essay on Man By Alexander Pope This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally importanThis is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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    1. Alexander Pope

      Alexander Pope is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer He is the third most frequently quoted writer in the English language, after Shakespeare and Tennyson Pope was a master of the heroic couplet.

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    1. Portrait of Alexander Pope 1688 1744 by Jonathan Richardson, ca 1736Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of Mankind is Man.While reading Arthur O Lovejoy s very interesting Essays in the History of Ideas I finally understood the intellectual context of Alexander Pope s famous philosophical poem, An Essay On Man Perhaps best known as an author of satirical verses and a most engaging translation of the Iliad, Pope also produced an edition of Shakespeare and ventured into phi [...]


    2. Overall, I agree with Samuel Johnson s view on Pope s An Essay on Man The Essay on Man was a work of great labour and long consideration, but certainly not the happiest of Pope s performances The subject is perhaps not very proper for poetry, and the poet was not sufficiently master of his subject metaphysical morality was to him a new study, he was proud of his acquisitions, and, supposing himself master of great secrets, was in haste to teach what he had not learned The Life of Pope, 1781 What [...]


    3. Pope s Essay on Man, ironically enough, is not exactly an essay, and it s not exactly on Man It s rather in verse, which might be considered as an attempt to reduce the considerable amount of yawning which happens during reading it, an attempt doomed to failure at least by universal consensus Also, Mr Pope is not exactly laconic when it comes to matters concerning everything but man from Universe to Society to Happiness to God The latter, I guess, makes sense considering the special form of huma [...]


    4. such a shapeshifting work of literature, at times I think, god Pope is just an idealistic show off and I m really bored, but then he slips in a line or two that I really like, but I felt nothing reading this, probably because he wanted so hard to be such a witty guy that he put no actual humanity in it, almost like he dehumanized himself to talk about humanity, I dont think it worked.


    5. Background Pope began working on the poem in 1729 and finished it by 1731 The first three epistles were published in 1733 the fourth, in 1734, the year he died.Epistle 1 Man s place in the universe Man s limited perspective on God and the structure of reality Man as part of a larger, orderly pattern he can never fully comprehend.Epistle 2 Man s nature The two opposing forces of his being reason and self love.Epistle 3 Man s place in Society Offers a survey of the rise of culture, politics, relig [...]


    6. It is quite difficult to find a better description of man as a species than the one Pope gives in the Epistle II of his Essay on man He nailed spot on forever Regardless of how much we learn, how confident we are, how much we claim to trust science, we are never certain, there is always that nagging feeling in the back of our mind and Pope puts it magnificently


    7. I m still boweled over that the man could present a fairly cohesive philosphy on man and a theodicy in rhymed couplets I don t know why I bothered to highlight, since I turned pretty much the whole thing yellow.



    8. As another reviewer here concisely put it Pope is the Dr Seuss of philosophy I don t know if heroic couplets iambic pentameter, end stopped rhyming couplets sounded heroic back in the day, but they certainly sound like sing songy nursery rhymes today Unlike Pope s most famous work, The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Man is not a satirical text and we are asked to read Pope s metaphysical view of the universe as serious philosophy despite the ridiculousness of heroic couplets The juxtaposition is [...]


    9. The version I read was published by Cassell Company, LTD in 1891, with an excellent introduction by Henry Morely Usually, introductions are just as intimidating as books themselves, but this one was short, precise, and captivating It is summarily powerful, clearly laying out the goal, structure, and thesis of Pope s writing, with cogent historical and literary notes And, my favorite paragraph of all was Morely s last, which implored the Reader to approach all reading with an open mind and heart, [...]


    10. I got about 1 4 of the way and thenI got distracted and didnt get back to it I remember I enjoyed what I read, but I still find poetry difficult you need to take time to read and digest it, to get the meaning s that the author wants to convey I will come back to this when my children are older and I have time to spare Sorry Mr Pope It is quite definately me, not you.


    11. Hope humbly then with trembling pinions soar,Wait the great teacher, Death and God adore.Epistle I But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed What then is the reward of virtue bread Epistle IV



    12. I don r really like the Neo classical period Even though i m of a practical person than emotional However, i cannot stand being told what to do when it comes to Art.


    13. Pope Pope is very interesting read, purely because of the history of his life, and he status in England when he wrote this Essay Essay on man cannot really be called an essay it is a poem But from Pope s perspective I guess we could say that Pope didn t see Essays as having very strict boundaries I d love to try and pass that one by on one of my professors Even though the writing of 18th century England is something I have a love hate relationship with, this goes on the Hate side of things I st [...]


    14. Pope is one of the most important author poet for his own time and also for us as an English literarture students In his AN ESSAY ON MAN is about Nature which is the book of God and his criticism on the period of his time 18th Century.He deals with Love,Religion,Society,Moral issues of humanbeing,Great Chain of Beings etc It is hard to understand for us as 21th century generation but the subject of this poem is valid,effectual and striking for all times If you have any interest about 18th centur [...]


    15. I read this for my British Literature class To my knowledge I have never read any of Pope s work before So it interested me that I found so many familiar sayings passages in this work I enjoyed reading it and Pope s take on mans place in the wider universe made me think I will than likely read of this author s work, due to the fact I have really enjoyed what I have read so far.


    16. This was serious deep thinking Even though I didn t agree with everything he said, it causes one to think about the state of mankind Alexander Pope was a Deist, which I personally think causes problems with some of his observations But he does bring up interesting points to consider, if you believe as he does.


    17. Picked this up throught bn for.90 It has all the long poems or at least all that I will ever need to read and will replace a couple of bulkier volumes as I reduce the number of dust catchers on the shelves.Currently re reading Essay on Criticism which has long been my favorite work by the little guy.


    18. Inspired a very eager, very much disagreed with presentation all about how Pope is not actually a deist Don t propose such at a Catholic University, guys Though I remain firm in my convictions The first and only piece of writing from my eighteenth century literature class wherein I highlighted like, every other line.


    19. There is nothing to say about this beautiful work of art other than you have to read it When reading this poem I felt as if I was reading something I learned long ago and had since forgotten Pope rekindled that joyous passion for life, understanding of nature, and the truth of our stay here on this Earth There is peace in acceptance there is peace in humbleness.


    20. 1 ve 3 mektubu okudum Hoca Love is the key dedi, gerisi yok Okudum, okumad n de il ama religion, nature ve Love gibi kelimeleri g rd m, sadece onlar anlad m H l Pope neden bahsediyor tam kavram de lim Belki bir g n


    21. I am not usually a fan of poetry particularly classic poetry but I found this to be quite beautiful in its simplicity, its optimism, and its themes There is far here than the oft quoted Hope springs eternal verse.





    22. The poetry, the theology and the moral philosophy are all very elevated and sublime as is the humor and the wit One of the most enjoyable things I have read all year





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