Pope belinda s dressing table

Lord t'assault a gentle Belle? Such conspicuous consumption was enjoying a spectacular boom in 18th-century Britain. She comes up with all the frivolity, superficiality and pretensions of the 18th century Swish- English society. As the Poet says:- Beli da s iled a d all the o ld as ga This hypnotizing beauty with her sparkling cross and white breast attains such a height that it can even cover up her flirtation and faults:- If to he sha e so e fe ale e o s fall Look o he fa e a d ou ll fo get e all But, in spite of this heavenly beauty, the contradiction of the contemporary so iet st o gl efle ts i he as Pope odels Beli da s character on the real life person of Miss.

The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic epic poetry penned by Alexander Pope to satires petty egoistical elitist quarrel between two aristocratic families. His subject is the estrangement between two families one of Arabella Fermor and other of her suitor, Lord Petre, were both from aristocratic families.

Her entrancing beauty appears to greater advantage with every adoring piece of jewels. He was willing to do any either to "by Force to ravish, or by Fraud betray".

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belindas dressing table poem

So, she is sleeping with her "pillow prest". Sharma, K. Pope achieves this discrepancy at the level of the line and half-line; the reader is meant to dwell on the incompatibility between the two sides of his parallel formulations.

Belinda poem analysis

The scene of her toilette is rendered first as a religious sacrament, in which Belinda herself is the priestess and her image in the looking glass is the Goddess she serves. Epic is a long narrative poem recounting in elevated style the deeds of a legendary hero, especially one originating in oral folk tradition. Belinda by Alexander Pope: Summary Belinda is an extract taken from the mock epic 'The Rape of the Lock' in which the main character Belinda is doing her make up before going to a place where all the high-class people chat, gossip and drink tea and coffee. She thinks it was better if she had stayed home in loneliness. Next, she takes up the spotted combs made of tortoise shells, and the milky white combs made of ivory. All is not lost; the unconquerable Will" He then announces that from that day onward hell is their new place to dwell. It tells them that "This Day, black Omens threat the brightest Fair"; therefore, it appoints the duties of different spirits on various tasks: Petticoat is entrusted "to Fifty chosen Sylphs, of special Note". Some of them divide her hair into braids and set them properly, while some others fold the sleeve of her dress, and some plait her gown, Betty, the servant maid of Belinda is given credit for the make-up even though she does not deserve it, as the whole beautification is done by the Nymph and the Sylphs. His satire focuses largely on the bad habit of the upper classes and gentry, who he depicts as interested only in trivial matters, such as flirting, gossip, and card games. She loves to hear their prayer for her love, but has no intention to give her heart to any of them. But how exactly? Thus she becomes the perfect incarnation of the goddess of beauty. However, what takes place immediately after this is the hilarious arrival of Shock, the lapdog, which puts an end to the ethereal speech of Ariel, quite anticlimactically.

While "the graver Prude sinks downward to a Gnome" and the "light Coquettes" becomes sylphs and play about in the earth.

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SparkNotes: The Rape of the Lock: Canto 1