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what specific devices used in paradise lost make it a great epic?

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rafsoh1 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 14, 2011 at 6:09 AM via web

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what specific devices used in paradise lost make it a great epic?

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s4ukgp | College Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM (Answer #1)

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Milton employs various epic devices in Paradise Lost to make it a great Epic.

  1. Invocation to Muse: It is the epic covention to start the epic with the invocation to Muse, and Milton deftly used this device.
  2. Supernatural character with extraordinary power: Milton second device is the usuage of biblical character and powerful theme of fallen angels.
  3. Grand words and theme: The phrases of paradise Lost and speeches of Satan contributed to make Paradise Lost one of the great Epical poetry.

These three are the basic devices which made Paradise Lost as one of the great Epical poetry.

 


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