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doubleohseven... | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted October 10, 2009 at 4:24 PM via web

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Compare and Contrast the styles of Pope in The Rape of the Lock with the styles of Swift in Gulliver's Travels as they criticize the world around them

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salilpegasusreena | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM (Answer #1)

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Swift's satire is bitter and vituperative. Pope's satire induces gentle mockery by which he intends to correct the follies rather than rail at them. Swift attacks, Pope nudges. Of course Pope could also be very attacking, but in The Rape of the Lock, he is a devotee of beauty as well and seems to think that what is beautiful cannot be all bad.

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xoxnowaycj7xox | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM (Answer #2)

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Did you ever get the answer to this? because i am doing this now and i didnt understand either story.

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