Rape of the Lock
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The Rape of the Lock
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ace of spades Aeneid airy Alexander Pope allusion amorous angels Arabella Fermor Ariel Baron Basto beau beauty Belinda Belinda leads billet-doux bodkin cards chariots charms Clarissa Cleanth Brooks clubs codille Diamonds Dryden Dunciad e'er earth Elwin epic convention Explain fair fate Gabalis game of ombre gnomes goddess gods grace hair hand head hearts Heaven heroes heroic Homer honour Ian Jack Iliad John Caryll king knave ladies lady's lapdog Lewis Theobald lines were added lock London Lord Petre lover Lytton Strachey maid Manillio matadors Milton's mock-epic mock-heroic mock-heroic atmosphere mortal moving toyshop nymph o'er Oxford Paradise Lost parody periphrasis petticoat play player poem poet poet's attitude poetry Pope's note pride queen Rape rival romance Rosicrucian satire shining sighs silver Sir Plume spades spadillio spirits spleen sprites sylphs Thalestris Thames thou Tillotson translation trembling trick trumps Twickenham Umbriel Virgil word