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T his leads me to a final observation about the organization of the book. It proceeds chronologically, following the order of the poem, a feature that makes it suitable for classroom use.
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Some time in he jotted down some ideas as to what his poem should be about. These were drawn from the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, but also ranged across national themes.
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He flirted, for example, with writing on King Arthur. His drive to write was both religious and moral in the pattern of the Renaissance humanist.
In saying this Milton conceived of everything he read and his range was both wide and deep as tending to this end: Everything out there of value could help to redeem you. For Milton, all knowledge led you, though in a winding route and on a " dark voyage ", back to paradise, walking and talking with God in the cool of the evening. It is no wonder, then though as we have seen Marvell did wonder that his paradise contained as much as he could stuff in of everything he had learned, from everywhere.
But Milton in was clear that he couldn't get around to it yet. He must put aside his poetic ambition in order to serve his country's political needs in prose writing. There was a revolution to sort out. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
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Paradise Lost: The Poem
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First edition View all editions and formats Summary: Inside "Paradise Lost" opens up new readings and ways of reading Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply allusive texture of its verse. David Quint's comprehensive study demonstrates how systematic patterns of allusion and keywords give structure and coherence both to individual books of Paradise Lost and to the overarching relationship among its books and episodes.
Looking at poems within the poem, Quint provides new interpretations as he takes readers through the major subjects of Pa. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Electronic books Additional Physical Format: John Milton Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource Document Type: