An Essay on Man , philosophical essay written in heroic couplets of iambic pentameter by Alexander Pope , published in — It was conceived as part of a larger work that Pope never completed. The poem consists of four epistles. The first epistle surveys relations between humans and the universe; the second discusses humans as individuals. The third addresses the relationship between the individual and society, and the fourth questions the potential of the individual for happiness.
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