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Milton

Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

Overview

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

Includes

Lecture 4: Poetry and Virginity

4.1 ( 11 )


Lecture Details

Milton (ENGL 220)

Miltons first publication, A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, is examined. Miltons vision of a poets heaven in "Ad Patrem," paired with the letter to Charles Diodati, with its particular emphasis on the need for chastity in poets, is used as a springboard to a discussion of the depiction of sexual ideals in the masque. Revelation 14, 1 Corinthians, and the Apology for Smectymnuus are also discussed at length, as are the poets biography and the history of the masques title.

0000 - Chapter 1. "Ad Patrem" A Poem to Miltons Father
0833 - Chapter 2. "An Apology for Smectymnuus"
1634 - Chapter 3. "Comus A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle"

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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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