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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.")

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