John Milton: As an Epic Writer

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  • Hi Saryu,
    You have made very good presentation. It is very clearly explained also. Image is also good. But what can be Milton's main purpose to write 'Paradise Lost' ? Will you please tell me ?
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John Milton: As an Epic Writer

  1. 1. Topic: John Milton: An Epic writer Name: Baraiya Saryu D. Subject: The Renaissance Literature (Paper-I) Roll no: 30 Study: MA Year: Semester – I Submitted To: Department of English University: MKBU
  2. 2. John Milton: An Epic Writer 1604-1674
  3. 3. John Milton’s life: Phase I  Born in middle class family  Son of composer and musician  Youthful Education: • • • • • Student of languages Studied at Cambridge BA - 1629 MA – 1632 Well known for independent study
  4. 4. John Milton’s life: Phase II  Worked as Latin Secretary for Cromwell  Lost his vision during job  Monarchy came back in 1660  Very hard time for Milton
  5. 5. John Milton’s life: Phase III   Turned towards literature Famous works:  Paradise Lost  Paradise Regain  Samson Agonists  Died in 1674
  6. 6. Paradise Lost Best epic poem of 17th century and English language  Written in blank verse  1667 - published in ten books  1674 – republished as twelve books  Dictated by Milton’s daughter  Story of creation and fall of human 
  7. 7. Thank you

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