Dryden was being savage. Jan 29, Atanu Roy Chowdhury rated it it was amazing.
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Just read it for my exam tomorrow. It's not that easy to get into this older form of poetry, but somehow I did. So kudos to Dryden! First of all, the poem makes me sympathize with the heir to throne of dullness, Thomas Shadwell, but some laughter. Although I adore Satire and this kind of mock epic poems, I do not agree with John Dryden in two points; Shadwell was not a confirmed dullard as he says him; though he was a humble poet, he was the comic dramatist of some repute.
Mac Flecknoe by John Dryden: Summary
Moreover, it's not meaning that we are different in political views and affiliations that we attack each others by words. There is a constructive criticis First of all, the poem makes me sympathize with the heir to throne of dullness, Thomas Shadwell, but some laughter. There is a constructive criticism we can use in commenting on others.
View 1 comment. Aug 24, Olivia Ard rated it it was amazing Shelves: eng , poetry , classics. Hilarious and indicative of England's politics and literary culture during the Restoration. Perhaps this is not the edition which I read but this was my first time reading a satire. And I found Dryden's really funny and loved the metaphors he used!
Neoclassics class Oct 06, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: 17th-century , english-major. John Dryden was a savage. This needs to be read for the insults alone. I guess it also gives the reader a sense of what literary criticism was up to in 17th century England.
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John Dryden 19 August [O. Andre's feet ne'er kept more equal time,. Notes 1] The first edition of Mac Flecknoe appeared in but the badness of the text makes it unlikely that it was authorized by Dryden. Consequently, the present text follows that of the "authorized edition" first published in Miscellany Poems , In Dryden's text, the name of Shadwell is indicated throughout by Sh..
The Shaftesbury plotters made much of being the "true-blue Protestant party," and armed their bullies with "Protestant flails. The particular occasion of their quarrel is unknown but it was probably brought about by personal dislike and jealousy aggravated by the political fever of the years following the Popish Plot. Shadwell was a staunch adherent of the Earl of Shaftesbury, and Dryden's dislike of his Whiggish opinions is sufficiently indicated in the title-page to this poem. Dryden also pilloried Shadwell in the second part of Absalom and Achitophel.
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Dryden imagined Flecknoe, the monarch of the "Realms of Non-sense," immediately before death, appointing Shadwell as his worthy successor. Back to Line. Dryden gives in his text only the initial H Ascanius was the son of Aeneas, the mythical founder of Rome. The names in the two following lines are characters in his comedies.