Carlyle's Heroes and Hero Worship . Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . Chaucer's Prologue and Knight's Tale . Church's The Story of the Iliad . Church's The Story of the Odyssey . Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner .
Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome . Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson . Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur . Milton's Minor Poems . Milton's Paradise Lost , Books I and II . Old English Ballads . Old Testament Selections .
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 ...
To these Satan directs his speech : comforts them with hope yet of regaining Heaven , but tells them lastly of a new world and a new kind of creature to be created according to an ancient prophecy , or report in Heaven ; for that angels ...
angels were long before this visible creation , was the opinion of many ancient Fathers . To find out the truth of this prophecy , and what to determine thereon , he refers to a full council . What his associates thence attempt .
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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