Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English poet and satirist.

Etymologies

Pope +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He represented, theoretically as well as practically, the reaction against eighteenth-century academicism, the Popean tradition [27] in poetry, and the maxims of pseudo-classical criticism.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • He admired the "Story of Rimini," [31] and he adopted in his early verse epistles and in "Endymion" (1818), that free ante-Popean treatment of the couplet with _enjambement_, or overflow, double rimes, etc., which Hunt had practised in the poem itself and advocated in the preface.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • As soon as supper was over at night I got out my manuscripts, which I kept in great disorder, and written in several different hands on several different kinds of paper, and sawed, and filed, and hammered away at my blessed Popean heroics till nine, when I went regularly to bed, to rise again at five.

    My Literary Passions

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