Date of Award

Fall 1945

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

It is the purpose of this thesis to study the uses made by Alexander Pope of the caesura, the end stopped line, recurring rime words and identical rimes in six poems: An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock, The Iliad, III and IX, The Dunciad, The Epistle to Doctor Arbuthnot and the Epilogue to the Satires, and to reconcile the findings with certain of the requirements of "correctness" as stated by the poet.

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