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Debating Women: Arguements In Verse

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

Chapter: English Literature During The Restoration And The Eighteenth Century

This probably won't come as a huge surprise, but Swift and Pope were misogynist bros. They engaged in several debates via poetry with proto-feminists of the time like Anne Finch and Lady Mary Montagu. As you can imagine, the women never gained much ground, despite the men writing horrible demeaning poetry and the women being almost universally right on every point they made. Such was life in the 1740s. Hell, such is life now.

Also: Alexander Pope is Professor Quirrell. Discuss.

Author: Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift • Year: c. 1741 • Info: Wikipedia

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