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4 Background “The Rape of the Lock” can actually be reworded to simply mean: The violent theft of a lock of hair. Who committed the real-life theft? He is known as the baron in the story. Robert, Lord Petre p. 526 Who was the damsel in distress? Known as Belinda in the story. Arabella Fermor p. 526

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8  Clarissa - she gives the Baron the pair of scissors  Umbriel – Sprite who enters the cave of the Queen of Spleen to seek help  Queen of Spleen – Underworld goddess who gives Umbriel gifts for Belinda

9 Essential Elements of a mock epic Textual Evidence in The Rape of the Lock Citations!!! (Probst 526) Provide 2 examples in each category. Dignified Language / Exaggeration/ Antithesis 1. Exaggeration (528) 2. Antithesis (529) 3. Exaggeration (531) Elaborate figures of speech (metaphors, similes, symbols, allusions, etc.) 1.Allusion (529) 2. Juxtaposition (528) Supernatural Intervention 1. (530) italics 2. (531)

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16 Essential Elements of a mock epic Textual Evidence in The Rape of the Lock Citations!!! (Probst 526) Provide 2 examples in each category. Dignified Language / Exaggeration/ Antithesis 1. Exaggeration (528) drinking coffee on lines Pope glorifies it by elevating the boring act into an event. He satirizes the ritual of them and their coffee. 2. Antithesis (529) description of the scissors. Pope spreads the scissors to enclose the lock; joins the scissors to divide the lock. 3. Exaggeration (531) “Restore the lock!” Pope embellishes the lock of hair to be something way more important than it is. Elaborate figures of speech (metaphors, similes, symbols, allusions, etc.) 1. Allusion (529) “fear the gods, think of Scyilla’s fate” The Odyssey (531) reference to Othello 2. Juxtaposition (528) line 86 Husbands/lapdogs Supernatural Intervention 1. (530) italics traveling down to Hades to gather the bag of tears/also an allusion to odyssey’s bag of wind 2. (531) The Comet-- with a trail of hair. A sudden star


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