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    John Milton

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    beliefs Milton developed during the English Revolution.[2] At his death in 1674, blind, impoverished, and yet unrepentant for his political choices, Milton had attained Europe-wide notoriety for his radical political and religious beliefs. Especially after the Glorious Revolution, Paradise Lost and his political writings would bring him lasting fame as the greatest poet of the sublime, and an unalloyed champion of liberty. Family life and childhood John Milton’s father, also named John Milton

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    Satan, as a character, has been satirized, mocked and made foolish in our modern world. John Milton, however, presents quite a different Satan from the devil-on-your-shoulder image people are used to seeing. In Paradise Lost, Milton draws on the Bible for his source of Satan’s character, thereby creating a horrifyingly corrupt Satan. Despite this portrayal, readers often find themselves sympathizing with Satan’s cause, and his determination, viewing him as a hero for his cause, as evidenced by his

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    Paradaise Lost by John Milton

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    PART ONE: John Milton is the greatest poet of all time. Oddly enough, he wanted to be as great as Homer or Virgil and be remembered like they were. Milton had this thing called Photographic Memory, so he remembered everything he had ever read. He even spends six straight years just reading every book he could get his hands on. However, he ended up becoming blind because when he did read the only lighting he had was candle light so he literally read his eyes out. Yet, this was before he could do

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    Paradise Lost by John Milton

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    theory would suggest, John Milton is often credited with influencing literary figures - particularly during the Romantic period. T.S. Eliot writes of Milton’s ‘bad influence’ upon his successors while others, such as Lucy Newlyn , celebrate his impact. Many critics use Wordsworth as a perfect example of this influence and there is certainly a valid argument for his ‘emulation’ of, and ‘rebellion’ against, Paradise Lost. Throughout The Prelude, Wordsworth revises and alludes to Milton. Though there are

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    The Life and Times of John Milton

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    John Milton lived from 1608 to 1674 and was therefore a major part of the Neoclassical Period. Paradise Lost by John Milton was and still is an extremely controversial piece of literature. I have found that the more controversial and disputed a subject is, the more interesting it is to read about. Christianity is a notoriously touchy subject, so naturally I was pulled towards Paradise Lost. When I began my research on this “lost” treasure, I discovered that the recently blinded Milton focused on

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    Paradise Lost, by John Milton

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    originates from an appreciation, rather than an anxiety of, his predecessor. Works Cited • T.S. Eliot, Milton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1947) • Lucy Newlyn, Paradise Lost and the Romantic Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992) • William Wordsworth, The Prelude (1805 text), in William Wordsworth: The Major Works edited by Stephen Gill (Oxford World’s Classics) • John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667, revised 1674), ed. Alastair Fowler (2nd ed. Longman)

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    Paradise Lost by John Milton

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    Literary Analysis Essay Paradise Lost John Milton's Paradise Lost is a configuration of the biblical interpretations in Genesis written in the 17th Century. In many ways this story is like the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible; although some aspects are significantly different. Some may try and argue that this poem is about Satan wanting revenge on God; however it shows a beautiful explanation of the love Satan has for God and his creations. The site of Milton’s epic poem comprises Heaven, Hell

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    John Milton: An Inspirational British Poet

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    Ello, John Milton grew up adorning the world with his high talent. John Milton did everything he can do to improve his writing skills. He loved to write poems about anything he could. Milton family stood by him through his every move. As a British poet Milton discovered good things in his early and personal life, career, and his two explicated poems. John Milton was an inspirational British poet. John Milton was in London, England on December 9, 1608 to John Milton, Sr. and Sara Jeffrey (http://www

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    John Milton: A View of Evil vs. Ignorance

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    When a person hears Satan, a streak of fear, and the thought of evil arises. People fear Satan, and think of him as evil, but in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, he displays a thought of the Father being the evil being, and Satan a tragic hero. In Paradise Lost, Book 1 and 2, the minor areas where God is shown, He is displayed as hypocritical. He contradicts himself by creating the humans to be of free will, but when Satan displays free will, he is shunned. Satan could be described in many terms, and

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    Constrasting Styles in Paradise Lost by John Milton In the excerpts from John Milton's Paradise Lost, the reader can see the various elements of style Milton uses to achieve two different effects. His diction produces a brutal tone in Passage A, while painting an idyllic picture in Passage B. Milton's sentence structure supports his diction. The syntax of Passage A is sharp, while Passage B's is more flowing. Figurative language, especially conceit, is pervasive throughout both passages

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