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    I want a help in this poem

    Hello all members..
    How are you all..
    This my first participation..
    I am a student in the university..in the literature of English part..and I want your help..
    In the poem called (the rape of the lock) by (Alexander Pope) there is two words whom I never understood until this moment..
    And they are in (Canto II) the line 131
    And the line says:
    Or alum styptics with contracting power

    My question is: What does he mean by saying (alum styptics)?

    Thank you very much..

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    #2

    Re: I want a help in this poem

    It is a type of medication that causes small cuts (like shaving cuts) to stop bleeding.

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    Smile Re: I want a help in this poem

    thank you sir..
    Best Wishes
    shaher

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    #4

    Re: I want a help in this poem

    You are very welcome. It is good that you are studying Alexander Pope. His skill with the English language amazes me more every time I read him.

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