Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems


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Who were Alexander Pope's greatest influences?

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1. Pope's big financial break came from _____?

2. What is Pope's ultimate position in An Essay on Man?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alexander Pope was a British poet who lived during the 18th century. This quiz/worksheet combo will ask you about Pope's life and personal challenges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Influences on Pope's work
  • Major satirical works
  • Pope's vision of human life
  • Poetic style Pope embraced

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the themes and style of Alexander Pope's poetry
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding Pope's finances
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Introduction to Alexander Pope: Biography, Essays and Poems. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Understand Pope's belief in literary forms
  • List his contributions to 18th-century classical learning
  • Know Pope's satirical works
  • Define heroic couplet
  • Explain Pope's role as a literary critic