Lecture 7 John Milton Paradise Lost Milton’s Sonnets. Part One John Milton. 1.1.John Milton’s Life born in London in 1608: His father, a scrivener, was a Puritan and a lover of music and literature.
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Lecture 7 John Milton Paradise Lost Milton’s Sonnets
1.1.John Milton’s Life
born in London in 1608: His father, a scrivener, was a Puritan and a lover of music and literature.
1.2. Milton’s Early Poems
2.2. The Story:
2.3. Theme and Characterization:
2.4. The Image of Satan:
2.5. Milton’s Style
Milton is a great stylist. He is famous for his grand style, which is the result of his life-long classical and biblical study. It is art attained by definite and conscientious rhetorical devices. For example, he likes to use Latinisms and proper names of resonance and colour to create an elevated and dignified effect.
2.6. Excerpt of Paradise Lost
Nine times the Space that measures Day and Night To mortal men, he with his horrid crew Lay vanquisht, rolling in the fiery Gulfe Confounded though immortal: But his doom Reserv'd him to more wrath; for now the thought Both of lost happiness and lasting pain Torments him; round he throws his baleful eyes That witness'd huge affliction and dismay Mixt with obdurate pride and stedfast hate: At once as far as Angels kenn, he views The dismal Situation waste and wilde, A Dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great Furnace flam'd, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv'd only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace
3.1. On his Blindness