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Where can I get the paraphrase of The Rape of the Lock?I require paraphrase / modern...

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pandyasj2002 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM via web

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Where can I get the paraphrase of The Rape of the Lock?

I require paraphrase / modern English translation of The Rape of the Lock. It can be in electronic format? 

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 21, 2009 at 9:52 PM (Answer #1)

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The links below can help you get different summaries, or reads, on Pope's work.  The enotes summaries are three different versions of the poem.  The second site is information about several portions of the Pope poem, a literary criticism of it.  This features some interesting secondary source analysis about several parts of the poem.  The last site is intended for a pure introduction to the poem, explanation in several parts, and relating the poem to a modern day condition via lecture and images.  There are also several discussion questions posted to help you gain a better understanding of the work.  I think this site is probably the most helpful because while it is a challenge to find a direct, line by line paraphrase of the poem, it might be extremely helpful to gain background into poet and poem, identify critical lines that allow you to gain a better read into both, and obtain the information that will allow you to sense both the literal and symbolic meaning of Pope's writing.

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