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    Flirtatious Belinda in the Rape of the Lock

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by jwatson, Jan 6, 2010.

    Okay, I'm reading Pope's The Rape of the Lock with quite a lot of difficulty at understanding what is really going on. I get the female vanity stuff and all that, but I'm supposed to notice the "coquetry" or otherwise the flirtatious parts of the poem, and I don't really understand this. Can his term be applied to the parts of the poem where Pope describes Belinda and what she is wearing and how she looks? Or the card game? I don't see how these are flirtatious, and I'm definitely not at a flirtatious part now and I'm almost done the poem. If anyone is familiar with Pope's work, can you please shed some light? Thanks,

    J

    Sorry about putting it in the wrong section originally
     

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