Give your views about the language of "An Essay on Man" by Alexander Pope.

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In keeping with the poem's didactic tone—that is to say, Pope's trying to teach us something—Pope uses appropriately authoritative language to get his point across. For instance, in the most famous line of the poem "Whatever Is, is RIGHT," it's no accident that the first "is" is capitalized and the word "right" is written in block capitals. This is a way for Pope to emphasize the significance of the point he's making. Essentially, what he's saying here is that, no matter how much evil and suffering there is in the world, God is still firmly in charge.

Also significant in this regard is Pope's use of anaphora . This is a rhetorical device in which a sequence of words is repeated at the beginning of neighboring clauses. One of just many examples in literature comes...

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