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Discuss Milton's grand style depicted in Paradise Lost. Specially reference to Book-I

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Posted March 6, 2007 at 11:55 PM via web

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Discuss Milton's grand style depicted in Paradise Lost.

Specially reference to Book-I

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 14, 2007 at 12:55 AM (Answer #1)

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Milton's style is first of all epic; he is consciously writing an epic poem, modeling it after the great epics of the classical past.

His language used is Latinate; he considered writing the poem in Latin, and adapts many terms from Latin. This makes his style seem more formal, and makes many terms more complex than if drawing on more familiar English words.

It is written in blank verse, and iambic pentameter.

He uses many allusions to classical and exotic topics, adding weight and grandeur to the style.

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