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GRAND STYLE AND DICTION OF ‘PARADISE LOST’

December 27, 2011

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“Forms and figures of speech originally the offspring of passion, but now the adopted children of power”. COLERIDGE INTRODUCTION ‘Paradise Lost’ was for Milton the fulfillment of a long cherished ambition. He had resolved that his ‘adventurous song’ intended to ‘soar with no middle flight’. Accordingly, after much deliberations he chose the epic form and […]

John Milton’s ‘On His Twenty-Third Birthday’

June 9, 2008

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How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!My hasting days fly on with full career,But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th.Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truthThat I to manhood am arriv’d so near;And inward ripeness doth much less appear,That some more timely-happy spirits endu’th.Yet be […]

Literary Jewels from Milton’s ”Paradise Lost’

March 18, 2008

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The following are a few of the passages quoted from John Milton’s masterpiece, I would say, ‘Paradise Lost’. They are a poet’s delight, something to be savoured by a lover of literature, a thing to be cherished by a person with an aesthetic sense and the one who feels elated by the sheer magic of […]

Archetypes and Milton’s ‘Lycidas’

August 25, 2007

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The term ‘archetype’ has been frequently used in literary criticism. But it was especially used since the publication of Maud Bodkin’s ‘Archetypal Patterns in Poetry’ (1934). The word ‘archetype’ has been derived from the Greek ‘arche’ meaning ‘original’ or ‘primitive’ and ‘typos’ meaning ‘form’. The term was employed by C.G. Jung (the psychoanalyst). It has […]