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... to all judicious ears , trivial and of no true musical delight ; which consists only
in apt numbers , fit quantity of syllables , and the sense variously drawn out from
one verse into another ; not in the jingling sound of like endings , a B 1 Milton's ...
not in the jingling sound of like endings , a fault avoided by the learned ancients
both in poetry and all good oratory . This neglect , then , of rime , so little is to be
taken for a defect , though it may seem so perhaps to vulgar readers , that it rather
... words , that bore Semblance of worth , not substance , gently raised Their
fainting courage and dispelled their fears ; 530 Then straight commands that , at
the warlike sound Of trumpets loud and clarions , be upreared His mighty
A third as soon had formed within the ground A various mold , and from the
boiling cells By strange conveyance filled each hollow nook ; As in an organ ,
from one blast of wind , To many a row of pipes the sound - board breathes .
Anon out of ...
Meanwhile the winged heralds by command Of sovran power , with awful
ceremony And trumpets ' sound , throughout the host proclaim A solemn council
forthwith to be held At Pandemonium , the high capital Of Satan and his peers .
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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