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    The sonnet “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent” by John Milton was written between 1608-1674 in England. The English poet John Milton was a Puritan in England who eventually became completely blind. In the sonnet the first eight lines, or the octave, the tone is concerned, frustration, and desperate because his incapability of serving God successfully; while the last six lines, the sestet, switches to a resolved and hopeful tone. The theme of the sonnet is finding meaning in the world or in the

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    John Milton was a great poet during the English Civil War. He was not really discovered until Charles II was in charge and called to restore and rule in France. Milton lost his eyesight in 1651. He had been married a few times, his first wife passed away in 1652, and his second wife passed away in 1658 shortly after child birth. Most people believe his poem, “Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint” was for his beloved second wife, due to the fact that he was blind and never saw her face and her passing

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    John Milton’s ‘Sonnet XIX: When I Consider How my Light is Spent’, uses the literary techniques of metaphorical representations, irony and satire to convey it’s themes of religion, specifically concerning the use of ones God given talents, and the issue of disability upon and individuals religion to an audience in a political climate enduring through a drastic state of change in structure and values in a cultural revolution that valued a persons by their measure such as a poet through their authorial

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    “Sonnet 19: When I Consider how my light is Spent” by John Milton was published in 1654. The narrator closely connects with his inner religion to reassure himself that God doesn’t fault him for his disability. This poem is a Petrarchan Sonnet that consists of one stanza that has 14 lines, which are unequally divided by the first eight lines and the last six lines. Miller implements iambic pentameter throughout the poem and a basic rhyme scheme. In the beginning of the poem the narrator starts by

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    Author History - Support of Religious and Political Freedoms in Sonnet XV John Milton, born December 9, 1608, is considered one of England’s greatest poets. But Milton was not only a poet, he was also a political figure. Milton supported the British Civil War and the Puritan government of Oliver Cromwell. Knowing this background, it is no surprise that many of Milton’s writings contain his strong religious and political beliefs. Sonnet XV, a plea to Lord Fairfax to help the new Commonwealth government

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    By comparing John Milton’s ‘Invocation’ from Paradise Lost and Thomas Wyatt’s ‘The Long Love,’ the many advantages will be highlighted by taking a close look at the ideas of freedom and restraint, the effect of blank verse versus the effect of a sonnet, and literary devices. We will see that each form has a specific purpose and its own assets. Poets often struggle with the ideas of freedom and restraint through censorship and freedom of expression. A good way for authors to explore and push the

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    People live with inherent problems; the choices they make define their identity. William Wordsworth’s “The World Is Too Much With Us” and John Milton’s “Sonnet 19: When I consider how my light is spent” both deal with speakers displeased by their conditions. While “The World…” follows a speaker troubled by his contemporaries’ indifference of nature, “Sonnet 19…” chronicles a speaker’s struggles with his blindness and servitude to God. Through these poems’ similar point of view and structure, the speakers

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    The Petrarchan sonnets “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “When I Consider How My Light Is Spent” by John Milton both consider a man’s legacy after death. However, both poems talk about a man’s legacy from very different perspective and come to their own conclusions. In “Ozymandias”, a traveler describes a broken statue of King Ozymandias (the Greek name for the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II) and the barren ruins surrounding the statue. Ozymandias believes that his legacy will last forever. Through

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    because it overcomes reason, and becomes preoccupied with Stella's body. Stella, on the other hand, is personified Love and 'Virtue but that body grant to us' (AS, sonnet 52.14). However, Astrophil remains lustful, and when he is denied her body, he views her as 'too too cruel' (AS, sonnet 2.3-4), and becomes resentful. John Milton: Comus, A Mask presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) Milton's mask, presenting notions of chastity and a rampant sexuality, uses Comus, a devious character, to address the

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    ENG125: Introduction to Literature (GSH1140E) Instructor: Julie Alfaro October 24, 2011 What is poetry? According to the author Clugston (2010) poetry is everything the poet sees. Also according to Clugston (2010) “poetry is everything the poet senses, feels, experiences, and imagines”. Poems are built around human life experiences but written in concise and expressive figurative language form which could sometimes be difficult to understand. Not only is poetry based on human life experiences

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