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Sound and Sense

Sound and Sense

by Alexander Pope

Sound and Sense Summary

A poet and critic of writing explains his idea of what makes for good poetry. He says that writing quality poetry requires learning and practice. Good poets don't just learn to rhyme and write in correct form, they know how to match the sound of their words to the content. After stating his theory, he displays his mastery of poetry by giving examples of his principles in action.

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