Articles for tag: John Milton, Paradise Lost, Romantic Poets, Satan

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Perception and Identity in Paradise Lost

For centuries, John Milton’s depiction of Satan in Paradise Lost has fallen under two categories of critical analysis. One camp, which over the years included such literary and theologian critics as C.S. Lewis and Stanley Fish, has stated that Milton used Satan as a means to explain God’s mysteries to man. Another camp that had ...

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Imagination and Redemption in the Poetry of Blake and Wordsworth

Though William Wordsworth bristled at the thought of being lumped in with many of his contemporary Romantic poets, he, along with William Blake, did share the belief that the Imagination, or as Blake understood it as spiritual revelation, informed and gave breadth to poetry. Both poets saw a redemptive power in the Imagination and this ...

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Mrs. Dalloway: Virginia Woolf as a Modernist Writer

Modernist writers use some very specific themes and poetic devices in their writing that sets it apart from other periods of English literature. According to the Modernisms powerpoint, Modernism is defined as “a periodizing classification that designates the wide range of cultural preoccupations, philosophical currents, and historical events that shaped the literature of the first ...

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Time and Memory in the Poetry of Keats and Wordsworth

The use of time and memory within poetry are two of the most constant themes in the works of the Romantic poets. Two of these poets, John Keats and William Wordsworth, employ these themes in some of their most prominent poetic works. In “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” Keats describes pastoral imagery that is painted ...

John Keats: An English Poet

John Keats was born in London, England, on October 31, 1795 (although, the true date is unknown, because Keats never admitted the real day of his birthday), the first child out of five, to Frances Jennings Keats and Thomas Keats. In 1804 while Keats was ten, John’s father died in an accident at work, and ...