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Milton's StyleWhat is Milton's style and its features?? I know that Milton's style...
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Milton's style is superbly grand, elevated and eloquent. While discussing Milton's style, focus on these aspects:
1. His use of the blank-verse & blank -verse paragraphs;
2. His use of long periodic sentences;
3. His vocabulary: Latinised words & phrases, sonorous place-names & proper names;
4. His use of epic similes;
5. His narrative artistry;
6. His digressions meant for narrative padding.
Posted by kc4u on July 3, 2009 at 10:22 PM (Answer #2)
A primary feature of John Milton's style in Paradise Lost in particular is his use of enjambment: verses (lines) that have no end punctuation but are rolled over to the next verse that will contain punctuation, "Yet chains in Hell, not realms, expect: Mean while / From me returned,..." Due to enjambment, Milton's punctuation may fall within the verse or at the end, "Thyself not free, but to thyself enthralled; /." Another interesting feature of Milton's punctuation is the frequency with which he uses the colon (:). Colons in poetry are not unknown, Goethe uses a well-placed colon here and there, but Milton gives the colon a place of punctuational honor that is uncommon.
Posted by kplhardison on October 22, 2009 at 11:12 AM (Answer #3)
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