"Such Prompt Eloquence": Language as Agency and Character in Milton's Epics

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Bucknell University Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
This work traces in Milton's epics the characters' uses of words and analyzes the ways in which language leads the reader to a very precise understanding of the agents in the poems. Through discussion of the verbal conflicts, it demonstrates how Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained are of a piece.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Satanic Language and the Fall of Man
48
Human Language before the Fall
69
Human Language after the Fall
90
Divine LanguagePaternal Filial and Angelic
117
Language as Weapon in Paradise Regained
131
Notes
153
Works Cited
167
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