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)
In this second lecture on "Lycidas," moments of intrusion and revelation are closely examined. Saint Peters protracted sermon is connected with the wider context of Puritan practices and controversies. The poems tendency to suggest pairs and substitutions is duly noted. Finally, its conclusion is read as a triumphant moment in the young Miltons poetry, at which point he parts with the claims of ill-preparedness and little experience that dominated the early poems and assumes instead a prophetic voice for himself akin to Isaiahs.
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction Analyzing the Beginning of "Lycidas"
0311 - Chapter 2. The Pastoral Framework of "Lycidas"
1400 - Chapter 3. Milton "The Reason of Church Government"
1936 - Chapter 4. The Dramatic Structure of "Lycidas" A Succession of Four Mourners
4850 - Chapter 5. Milton The Prophetic Poet?
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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.