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 poem "Lycidas" is discussed as an example of pastoral elegy and one of Miltons first forays into theodicy. The poetic speakers preoccupation with questions of immortality and reward, especially for poets and virgins, is probed. The Christian elements of the poems dilemma are addressed, while the solution to the speakers crisis is characterized as erotic and oddly paganistic, pointing towards the heterodox nature of much of Miltons thinking.
0000 - Chapter 1. Revisiting Comus
0704 - Chapter 2. "Lycidas" An Elegy
2644 - Chapter 3. A Review of the Great Poet Orpheus
3327 - Chapter 4. "Lycidas" and Miltons Letter to a Friend
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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.