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Literature has served as many functions throughout history Writers such as Alexander Pope Dryden and Defoe forever changed the way writing was done Each writer in their own way has had an impact on other writings as well as approaches to looking and judging other writings Literature is a powerful tool which can be used to get your point across or it can be used just for the enjoyment of the writer In Alexander Popes An Essay of Criticism the reader is taking through a series of points and opinions that Pope has on judging poems and other writings He writes this essay because he feels that In time good writing will be lostLine 474 Popes essay serves as a proposed guideline for critics so that good writing can once again prevail His opening line of this essay gives the reader a clear sense of what he is stressing Tis hard to say if greater Want of Skill Appear in Writing or in Judging ill But of the two less dangrous is th OffenceTo tire our Patience than mis-lead our Sense Popes strategy is to write a guideline for critics to use when judging an essay In this opening statement Pope claims that he doesnt know if it is harder to write or to criticize a work Pope again uses direct statements as opposed to implying what should be done He says A perfect judge will read each word of wit With the same spirit that its author writ Survey the whole nor seek slight faults to find Where Nature moves and rapture warms the mind Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see Thinks what neer was nor is nor eer shall be In every work regard the writers end Since none can compass more than they intendLine 232 Pope shows the reader and states with this quote that this point is important because too many because too many people think that what
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