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He writes to a friend , “ Yes , I am pluming my wings for a flight . ” 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 ...
It is not wonderful that , after considering a hundred or more subjects , he chose , at last , Paradise Lost as the “ flight ” for which , in happier days , he had “ plumed his wings . ” During this dreadful period , he had been ...
Thus informed , he wings off again from the sun's body , and , wheeling his steep flight toward the earth , alights at length on the top of Mount Niphates , near Eden . ” ( See Fig . 4 or 5 , for Satan's flight through the World . ) ...
Thou from the first Wast present , and with mighty wings outspread , Dove - like , sat'st broodingo on the vast abyss , And mad'st it pregnant . What in me is dark , Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; That to the hightho of ...
Then with expanded wings he steers his flight Aloft , incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight , till on dry land He lights ; if it were land that ever burned With solid , as the lake with liquid fire , And such appeared in ...
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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