Milton's Poetry of Independence: Five Studies
John Milton's vocation was that of a great poet, but he stood on the field of ecclesiastical and political controversy throughout his writing career. Milton's Poetry of Independence examines patterns of ecclesiological and affective imagery in five poems by Milton. The book shows how Milton's ecclesiastical nonconformity, his Puritan Independency, had important uses in his poetic art.
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Adam and Eve Adam's Admetus aesthetic Alcestis allusion Anglican authority baptism celebration Christ Christian Christopher Hill church cites communion of saints congregation conscience consciousness context covenant cultic cultural Dalila death devout affection discipline divine doctrine dramatic dream ecclesiastical ecclesiology egoism elegist's epic establishmentarian Eve's eventually faith fame Father fear figure Fixler fruitful God's Gospel grief guilt heaven heritage heroic hierarchy identity implicitly implies Independent Jesus John Milton kind kingdom lines liturgy Lycidas lyric Manoa's mature Michael Milton's Poetry mind ministry mood moral psychology mortal mystical body mythographic narrative nurturing old law Paradise Lost Paradise Regain pastoral perhaps Philistines pilot's poem poem's prayer promise prophetic purification Puritan redemptive reformed repentance rhetorical rightly rite ritual sacramental salvation Samson Agonistes Satan Seed sense significance Son's sonnet speaker's Spirit swain temple thee thir thou tion tragedy tragic transcendent true religion truth University Press voice witness worship Yale Prose
Page 30 - When all our fathers worshipt stocks and stones, Forget not: in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piemontese that roll'd Mother with infant down the rocks.