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He was not given to pastime : he had a plan ; and he says , “ when I take up a thing , I never pause or break " 2 it off , nor am drawn away from it SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF MILTON ix.
SUGGESTIONS FOR RHETORICAL STUDY Literary appreciation is a thing of slow growth , and is not indigenous to the average pupil . The study of rhetoric , not necessarily in the order of the book , nor in memorizing the definitions of ...
... the use of some famous modern poets , carried away by custom , but much to their own vexation , hindrance , and constraint to express many things otherwise , and for the most part worse , than else they would have expressed them .
Which action passed over , the poem hastens into the midst of things , presenting Satan with his angels now fallen into Hell , described here , not in the center ( for Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet ...
... brook that flowed Fast by the oracleo of God , I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song , That with no middleo flight intends to soar Above the Aoniano mount , while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme .
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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
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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