Then readers can predict the following word to be " sleep."Then, at the end a couplet contains with some unmeaning things that those poets call a thought ends the poem with a needless Alexandrine.(A line verse containing six iambic feet) And it is like a wounded snake, dragging its body crawling away.
Pope was considered literary dictator of his age and the epitome of English Neoclassicism.
After the end of the Restoration period (around 1714, when the last Stuart monarch, Anne, died and the German ruling family, the Hanovers, took over in the form of George I), the stage in England becomes a pretty dismal place, and for the most part remains that way until the late 19th century. After the death of Pope and Swift, poetry is no longer the preferred form and the prose works of this period are much stronger.
When describing zephyr blows gently, the strain is soft and the smooth stream flows in smoother numbers.
But when describing loud surges lash the sounding shore, the hoarse, rough verse should be like the torrent roar.
Pope is generally regarded as the leading 18th century English poetic satirist.
He's one of the greatest poets of Enlightenment and his breakthrough work " An Essay on Criticism" (1711) appeared when he was at age 23.
But most by numbers judge a poet's song; And smooth or rough, with them is right or wrong: In the bright Muse though thousand charms conspire, Her voice is all these tuneful fools admire, Who haunt Parnassus but to please their ear, Not mend their minds; as some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there.
But most people judge a poet's poem by Versification (an art of composing verse, which has special form, and emphasizing on tone).
While they ring the same unchanged chimes over and with certain returns which is expected rhymes.
Where'er you find "the cooling western breeze", In the next line, it "whispers through the trees": If "crystal streams with pleasing murmurs creep", The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with "sleep".