Alexander Pope (21 Mey 1688 – 30 Mey 1744) is regairdit as ane o the greatest Inglis poets, an the foremaist poet o the early aichteent century. He is best kent for his sateerical an discursive poetry, includin The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, an An Essay on Criticism, as weel as for his translation o Homer. Efter Shakespeare, Pope is the seicont-maist quotit writer in the Inglis leid, as per The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.[1] He is conseedert a master o the heroic couplet.

Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope by Michael Dahl.jpg
Pope c. 1727
Born21 Mey 1688(1688-05-21)
Lunnon, Ingland
Dee'd30 Mey 1744(1744-05-30) (aged 56)
Twickenham, Middlesex, Ingland
Restin placeSt Mary's Kirk, Twickenham, Middlesex, Ingland
ThriftPoet, writer, translator
Notable warksThe Dunciad, The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Criticism, His translation o Homer



  1. Dictionary of Quotations (1999)