From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Sound and Sense

Sound and Sense

  

by Alexander Pope

Analysis: Calling Card

Heroic Couplets

Pope has long been hailed the king of the heroic couplet. If you see a smoothly written couplet, especially with a touch of wit or a classical reference, you are probably reading Pope. (If you want to learn more about heroic couplets, check out "Form and Meter.")

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement