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John Milton

John Milton is arguably the premier epic poet of English literature. Paradise Lost was Milton's attempt to craft an epic for the Protestant Christian world just as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2021 11:02 am UTC

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This line is not from Paradise Lost, but from his sonnet known as "On His Blindness." Milton was born in 1608. He penned "On His Blindness" around 1655. (He was completely blind by 1660.) The...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2015 10:24 pm UTC

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Milton's impact on English literature overall did not really occur until after his death. By this time the period we label "the Renaissance," even in its broadest sense, was over. When Paradise...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 7:43 pm UTC

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The Metaphysical movement, which is said to have begun at the start of the seventeenth century (1600s), preceded and overlapped John Milton's writing career as he was born in 1608 and some of his...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2010 7:19 am UTC

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John Milton is most famous today as the epic poet who published Paradise Lost, which traces the fall of Man. In addition to his work as a poet—and he was among the most important poets in the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020 3:18 pm UTC

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Milton's official affiliation for most of his life was with the Church of England. But he lived during a time of profound religious ferment. Having separated from the Catholic Church a century...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2018 4:37 am UTC

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The English Renaissance was a historical period that roughly spanned the years 1500-1660. What marked this period as distinct from where it emerged from was a change in the perspective of human...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2013 3:57 pm UTC

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The English Renaissance brought changes that influenced people and how they viewed the world. After the death of Elizabeth I and James I, who were both great supporters of the arts of the...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2011 4:52 am UTC

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The English writer John Milton penned these words in a self-published pamphlet entitled Areopagitica, which appeared in 1644 as a vociferous argument against Parliament's Licensing Order of 1643,...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2012 6:48 pm UTC

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The two poems of "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" where mirth and melancholy are compared and contrasted, and it is clear that the poems are meant to be read together as each features a speaker who...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2013 8:18 am UTC

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Although a staunch supporter of the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War, Milton was nonetheless deeply unhappy with some of the political developments taking place under the new...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 10:42 am UTC

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The Parliamentary licensing order of June 14, 1643 forbade the printing, binding, stitching, or sale of any "Book, Pamphlet, paper, nor part of any such Book, Pamphlet, or paper" without first...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2011 9:15 am UTC

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The theory that ‘John Milton does not represent , but dominates his age’ may be a reference to the idea that the poet was a groundbreaker and a way-paver rather than a poet who fitted in with the...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2013 6:27 am UTC

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One indicator of why Milton can be said to have dominated his age is the language that we use today that was coined (i.e., originated) by Milton yet sounds modern and contemporary. Milton coined...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2012 6:29 am UTC

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According to Walter Jackson Bate, author of Samuel Johnson, Johnson, an Anglican, disliked Milton's Puritanism. Bate writes that Johnson included in his Life of Milton "a vein of antagonism... to...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016 12:49 am UTC

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Milton wrote about the most critical issues facing human beings, believed in freedom of thought, and is considered to be one of the most important writers in the English language. One reason why it...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2015 10:46 am UTC

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"Evening in Paradise" is from the epic poem Paradise Lost written by John Milton. In summary, the poem describes the approach of evening and the animals settling in for the night—except for the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016 6:31 pm UTC

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John Milton

John Milton (1608-1674) is best remembered for his epic poem, Paradise Lost, and is considered one of England's greatest writers. A scholar fluent in at least three languages, he served as an...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011 5:08 am UTC

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In Paradise Regained, the Son is tempted by Satan with promises of worldly power. Through his rejection of Satan's promises, the Son comes to greater self-knowledge regarding his purpose as the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 3:50 pm UTC

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Lets look at how form is instrumental to imparting mood and idea in a work: convey: to communicate (a message, information, etc); to communicate; impart; make known (Collins and Random House...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2013 1:16 am UTC

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John Milton is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time. I will be happy to provide you with some details regarding his life. More information is available at the at the reference links...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2011 7:43 am UTC

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It depends what kind of critic you mean. If you're asking whether Milton was a literary critic, then the answer is no, as literary criticism as we understand it today didn't really exist in...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 10:36 am UTC

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The Renaissance is a period of history that relates to a fundamental change in the way that man began to think about the universe. It indicated a shift from more medieval ways of thinking about the...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2013 6:57 am UTC

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