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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
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Aug 18, 09

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bookshelves: 2006, classics
Recommended to Kate by: Required for British Literature class.
Read in January, 2006

I'd always been under the misconception that this was something about a rape. It's actually a parody! It turns some silly trivial event (similar to something we'd see today on some entertainment news TV show) into an overblown epic poem. It's about a girl of high society with curly hair who gets one of her curls cut off.

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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Yep! I read it when I took a Satire in Literature class in college. We read quite a bit of Pope for that class.

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