Absalom and Achitophel as a Mock Heroic Poem

Analysis of John Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel

John Dryden’s publication of Absalom and Achitophel (1681) had a specific political motivation. He wrote the poem during the threat of revolution in England, connected to the so-called Popish plot and the move to exclude the reigning King Charles II’s… Read More ›