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From 1640 to 1660 we find him hotly engaged upon the Puritan side of the struggle for English liberty . From 1660 to 1674 , the year of his death , we find him again engaged in the composition of poetry , but of a kind that ...
They , looking back , all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise , so late their happy seat , Waved over by that flaming brand ; the gate With dreadful faces thronged and fiery arms .
Contrast insignificance of left side with magnitude of right side by reading lines 195-210 , B. I. 1 OTHER FIGURES 1. Leviathan , B. I. , 200-210 . 2. Shield , B. I. , 284– 291 . 3. Spear , B. I. , 292–297 . 4. Locusts , B. I. , 338-346 ...
... the ser . pent , or rather Satan in the serpent ; who , revolting from God , and drawing to his side many legions of angels , was , by the command of God , driven out of Heaven , with all his crew , into the great deep .
At once , as far as angel's ken , he views The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all sides round As one great furnace flamed ; yet from those flames No light ; but rather darknesso visible Served only to ...
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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