Lesson plans for "The Rape of the Lock"
Follow links to biography and texts of poems.
Brief biography, links to related sites, and links to poems.
"Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot"
Text of the poem, commentary.
The Life of Pope by Samuel Johnson
Biography excerpted from The Lives of English Poets, edited by G. B. Hill and published in 1905.
Mocking Modern Life
Students write a mock epic about a trivial aspect of modern life. This lesson requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
"The Rape of the Lock": Canto One
"The Rape of the Lock": Canto Two
"The Rape of the Lock": Canto Three
"The Rape of the Lock": Canto Four
"The Rape of the Lock": Canto Five
An online text of the poem. If the line number to the left is red, click it for annotations.
"The Rape of the Lock" Home Page
Links to a biography of Pope, texts, illustrations, "A Key to the Lock," criticism, and trivia questions.