Alexander Pope Alexander Pope was a son of a London cloth merchant who was also a Roman Catholic draper. The Essay on Criticism 1711. This "essay"—a prose form that Pope adapts into poetry—is part of an ongoing critical debate about whether poetry should be.

RPO -- Alexander Pope An Essay on Criticism Part 2 - TSpace In it Pope set out poetic rules, a Neoclassical compendium of maxims, with a combination of ambitious argument and great stylistic assurance. Notes. 201 First published in May 1711, when Pope was twenty-three. Pope seems to have started the Essay in 1708. It is representative of a long tradition.

NOTES An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope - SlideShare An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688–1744). Comments on the essay by line numbers. Teacher Ms. Eman Alghamdi.

Project MUSE - Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and a. Pope was educated at various Catholic schools until the age of twelve, when a severe illness of spine left him crippled. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism 1711 marks a contentious point where the history of literary criticism and the politics of 1688 meet. Critics are divided.