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On His Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three

by John Milton

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Milton’s poem is really a journey from questioning to knowledge. Write an essay that explores a personal journey you have made from questioning a choice to the acknowledgement of understanding that your choice was a correct one for you.

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William Blake used art to interpret many of Milton’s poems. Use whatever artistic format that fits your talents to create an artistic interpretation of this poem on the passing of time.

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Milton uses his poem to explore what he thinks is his destiny. Write a poem that explores your future.

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Religion was an important part of early seventeenth- century English life. The idea of God’s plan for mankind was especially important. Research the early seventeenth century and write an essay discussing the role of religious thought in how men and women in this period planned their futures.

Research the education system in place for both males and females in seventeenth-century England. What kinds of careers could boys plan to pursue? Compare these to the options available for girls.

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