Reading Questions for Macflecknoe

 

1)   What are the targets of Dryden’s satire? How does he attack them?

 

2)   Who  are these people either directly mentioned or alluded to in this poem, and why are they in this poem? What role(s) do they play in the satire?: 

Flecknoe 

Augustus (Augustus Caesar)

John the Baptist

Hannibal

Ascanius

Fletcher

Jonson

Romulus

Bruce

Longvil

the prophet Elijah