Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
May 21, 1688

died
May 30, 1744

gender
male

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influences


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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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“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
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