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 early ode, "On the Morning of Christs Nativity" (1629) is presented and discussed. The authors preoccupation with his standing as a novice poet and his early ambitions, as carefully outlined in the letter to Charles Diodati, are examined. The odes subject matter, other poets treatment of the Nativity, and Miltons peculiar contributions to the micro-genre are discussed, including his curious temporal choices, the competitive attitude of his narrator, and the mingling of Christian and classical elements. The rejection of the pagan world in the poems final stanzas is explicated and underscored as an issue that will recur throughout the corpus. Additional reading assignments for this class meeting include "At a Vacation Exercise in the College" (1628), "On the Death of a Fair Infant" (1628), and "Elegia sexta" (1629).
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction The Nativity Ode
0510 - Chapter 2. Milton on Poetry as a Divine Vocation
1602 - Chapter 3. The Poetic Celebration of the Birth of Christ
1843 - Chapter 4. Nativity Ode The Prelude
3059 - Chapter 5. Nativity Ode The Hymn
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
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March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.