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Milton’s Epic Voice

The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Although Paradise Lost is one of the greatest poems in the English language, it is also among the most difficult and intimidating, especially to unsophisticated readers. One of the most accessible critical studies of Paradise Lost—and one frequently recommended by those teaching Milton—is Anne Ferry’s Milton’s Epic Voice.

208 pages | 5-1/3 x 8-1/2 | © 1963, 1983

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature

Table of Contents

Preface (1983)
Acknowledgments
Foreword (1963)
Introduction: The Question of Meaning
I. Tone—The Bird and the Blind Bard
II. Point of View and Comment
III. Simile and Catalogue
IV. Sacred Metaphor
V. Allegory and Parody
VI. Vision as Structure
Conclusion
Notes

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