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His nature , education , and city life had unfitted him to be a “ nature poet " ; and his flight a was to be , not “ somewhat near the moon , ” to use Carlyle's phrase , but to the Highest Heaven and to the Deepest Hell .
It exhibits Heaven as resting upon the vast ocean of Chaos , and surrounded by an illimitable realm of light , the Empyrean , of which Heaven is a part . Heaven is the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom ...
For two days tumultuous war rages on the plains of Heaven ; but on the third day the Almighty calls together the faithful angels , and in their presence gives to his Son the power to vanquish and to drive from Heaven the apostate angels ...
The universe has now three instead of two regions , as follows : Instead of Heaven and Chaos , there are now Heaven , Chaos , and Hell , as in Fig . 2 , p . xxvii . On the tossing waves of Hell , the fallen angels , exhausted by battle ...
The Son of God now passes through the gates in the cryssal wall of Heaven , and with a sweep of his mighty compasses he cuts out of Chaos a vast globe , from which the Almighty forms the World . ( Figure 4 , p . xxxi , shows the World ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen