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Alexander Pope


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Pope's extensive works encompass many themes. He belonged to the neoclassical era. His works emphasize order and reason and present a return to religious and political conservatism. The following are some of his most renown themes
-Man is not the center of all things
-The fall of man from grace
-The things man covets-wealth and fame-are insignificant within the 
greater scope of a divine plan
-The failure of society to rise to epic standards
-Society's inability to distinguish between solemn and trivial issues   and thus its inability to act accordingly
-Death as the ultimate point of everyone's life, thus death making everyone equal