Poets of the 18th century
...18th Century Referring to the works of Swift and or Pope, and the definition of satire, examine how their works effectively address and point out social or political problems of the day.
Gulliver's trip to Lilliput, for example, and his time at the tiny court, illustrates the various intrigues and mismanagement Swift experienced in the real world. As the ambitious Lilliputians fought to gain approval for an office, they danced on a rope held off the floor or were forced to jump over or crawl under a stick to demonstrate their ability to quickly adjust to the whims and desires of the monarch. "For instance, we recognize the intrigues by means of which favors and promotions were... Poets of the 18th...