John Milton's Works

3 Types of Poetry

  • Epic Poetry
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Sonnets

Examples

Epic Poetry: "Paradise Lost"

Lyric Poetry: "II Penseroso"

Sonnets:" Sonnet I. O Nightingale"



Prose examples

  • Excerpt from "Christian Doctrine"
  • "The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce"
  • "Tetrachordon"

Themes

  • Sin and Judgement
  • Authority and Revolt
  • Love and Hate
  • Pride and Humility
  • Ambition and Failure

Topics

  • Personal struggle
  • Spiritual devotion
  • Political events
  • Political issues like free speech


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