Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers
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Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton - The Infant Cry of God - Credible Employment - Poetry and Virginity - Poetry and Marriage - Lycidas - Areopagitica - Paradise Lost, Book - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory - The Miltonic Smile - The Blind Prophet
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Milton (ENGL 220)
Miltons characteristic use of simile is explored in Books One and Two of Paradise Lost. Particular attention is paid to how Miltons similes work to support, undermine, and complicate both the depiction of Satan and the broader thematic concerns of the poem, such as the ideas of free will and divine providence. The critical perspectives of Geoffrey Hartman and Stanley Fish are incorporated into an analysis of Satans shield and spear and the simile of the leaves.
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction Similes in "Paradise Lost"
0336 - Chapter 2. Similes in "Paradise Lost" Satans Shield Compared to the Moon
1705 - Chapter 3. Similes in "Paradise Lost" Satans Spear Compared to the Mast of a Ship
2238 - Chapter 4. Similes in "Paradise Lost" Simile of the Leaves
3418 - Chapter 5. Hartman and Fish Theories of Similes in "Paradise Lost"
4034 - Chapter 6. Similes in "Paradise Lost" Simile of the Belated Peasant
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.