Monday, March 18, 2013

Pope - Poetry

The next  in the poetry series is a small one from Alexander Pope.  The title is: "Epigram: Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness".  The poem, in its entirety:

I am his Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

A lovely little poem, whose title is actually longer than its body!  I bet that doesn't happen very often!  As I said, it's lovely.  The tone is nice and light.  You can easily picture a dog thinking/saying that exact thing.

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