Analysis Of The Rape Of The Lock By Alexander Pope

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“The Rape of the lock” by Alexander Pope, analyzes the world’s cruelness. Pope used Satire to uncover the unpleasant world along with the humans in it. “The Rape of the lock” Canto III by Alexander Pope, commences by first juxtaposing tyrants and the nymphs. Pope compares the fierce dictators and the nature-loving mythical creatures at the start of the Canto. Pope further on lampoons, “Dost sometimes counsel take-and sometimes tea” (8). Pope denotes, while the Politicians do in fact discuss important matter of state, but on the other hand, the Politicians are socializing by gossiping by evoking, “-and sometimes tea” (8). A rhetorical device being used is zeugma because Pope used “tea” as two forms, a form of drinking while discussing state matters, and the other form in discussing gossip. “One speaks the glory of the British queen, / And one describes a charming Indian screen;” (13-14). Pope juxtaposes the conversation about the royal queen to the Indian screen. Pope implies, the important serious conversation about the royal British queen is just as seemingly important as a conversation about an Indian screen, which notes a satiric tone. Pope continues to describe the character of the politician as he denotes a politician’s life consists of conversing serious matters, while the end of the day comprises of messing around. Pope disclosures the impetuous jurymen, “The judges soon the sentence sign,/And wretches hang that jurymen may dine…”
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