ENG*411*10 Description


This course focuses on Milton's poetry, especially his epic poem Paradise Lost, with some attention to his minor poems and prose. Emphasis includes study of the following: the formal elements of his poetry; the importance of his poetry in literary history; Milton's biography, especially his experinece of blindness and revolutionary defeat; Milton's writing in relationship to his culture (regicide and revolution, the turmoil of the seventeenth-century Puritan experiment, the commonwealth government, and restoration of the moarchy).