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Sound and Sense
Sound and Sense
by Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope’s Calling Card

What is the poet’s signature style?

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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