Debris from heaven in Paradise Lost
- `Warring chains of signifiers': Metaphoric ambivalence and the politics of Paradise Lost. Herman, Peter C. // Texas Studies in Literature & Language;Fall98, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p268
Investigates the open-ended political implications of John Milton's epic similes and metaphors. Importance of politics in the poem `Paradise Lost'; Appropriation of Satan for the Republican cause; Comparisons between Satan and various epic heroes.
- Paradise Lost: A poem in twelve books, or ten? Hale, John K. // Philological Quarterly;Spring95, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p131
Examines John Milton's first and second versions of `Paradise Lost.' Poem's epic ancestry; Substantive changes as textual evidence; Evidence of epics as `exemplary' evidence; Arithmetical and numerological explanation; Disagreement over symmetry.
- The Negatives of 'Paradise Lost:' An Introduction. Sigmon, Dennis H. // Studies in Philology;Summer76, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p320
Discusses negative constructions in John Milton's epic poem 'Paradise Lost.' Role as a major element in the effect and effectiveness of the poem; How the constant appearance of negatives in the poem results from the epic's characterization of God; Positions of negative clusters in the epic;...
- Milton's missing rhymes. McCauley, Lawrence H. // Style;Summer94, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p242
Analyzes the rhyme element in John Milton's poem `Paradise Lost.' Manifestation of thematic equivalence; Appropriateness of the localized phonemic equivalence of rhyme; Augmentation of the aural force of partial rhyme; Structural interplay of balance and opposition; Four functions or effects of...
- Milton's Satan: Wisdom reversed. Forey, Margaret // Essays in Criticism;Oct96, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p302
Presents a critique of John Milton's presentation of Satan in his book `Paradise Lost.' Error in assuming that readers would be familiar with more than one translation of the Bible; Use of parody in the presentation of Satan; Activities of Wisdom.
- The evil number five: Numerical symbolism in Paradise Lost. Lee, Byung-Eun; Berkeley, David Shelley // English Language Notes;Jun90, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p33
Analyzes the evil symbolism of the number five in John Milton's `Paradise Lost.' Tracing of the history of five symbolism in good and evil associations; Connection of the five senses with delusiveness; Incompleteness of the Pentateuch books of the Bible; Symbolic significance of five in the...
- THE MYSTERY OF URANIA: RE-OPENING THE CASE OF THE UNKNOWN MUSE IN PARADISE LOST. Rice, Allen C. // English Language Notes;Dec99, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p17
Discusses the case of the unknown Muse in John Milton's Paradise Lost. Assertions of many critics on the identity of the Muse; Reasons for the said identification; Lines from the poem in the support of the idea.
- Eve's Reflection and the Passion of Wonder in Paradise Lost. Sugimura, N. K. // Essays in Criticism;Jan2014, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p1
A literary criticism of the Book IV of "Paradise Lost," by John Miltonis presented. It discusses how Eve experiences first the passion of wonder. It also discusses whether her absorption in, and wonder at, her own reflection a narcissistic activity that constitutes a dangerous prolepsis of the...
- The Begetting of the Son: Curiosity, Politics, and Trial in "Paradise Lost." Mikics, David // Literary Imagination;Autumn2008, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p274
This essay presents a literary criticism of the epic poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. It focuses on the work's duality of "the concentrated and expansive" as a way of telling different truths that are both real, but incompatible. An overview of the story, and its two main plot lines, is also...