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)
The invocation to Paradise Lost is read and analyzed. Miltons tenure as Latin Secretary under the Puritan government, his subsequent imprisonment upon the restoration of the monarchy, and his blindness are all briefly discussed. The poets subsequent choice of a religious subject, rather than a nationalist one, for his epic is considered in light of the failure of the Puritan regime. His radical poetics, including his stance against rhyme and his unique use of enjambment and double syntax, is closely examined. Elements of the radical philosophy of monism, present in his depiction of angelic bodies, are identified and discussed at length.
0000 - Chapter 1. "Paradise Lost" The Fall of Adam, Eve and the Rebel Angels
0856 - Chapter 2. "Paradise Lost" A Powerful Defense against Lateness
1344 - Chapter 3. "First" A Strategy of Retrospective Anticipation
2314 - Chapter 4. "Paradise Lost" Radical Theology
2825 - Chapter 5. "Paradise Lost" Thoughts Unconstrained by Grammar
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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.