Definition of Milton, John in English:

Milton, John

Line breaks: John Mil¦ton
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪlt(ə)n
 
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( 1608–74), English poet. His three major works, completed after he had gone blind (1652), show his mastery of blank verse: they are the epic poems Paradise Lost (1667, revised 1674) and Paradise Regained (1671), and the verse drama Samson Agonistes (1671).

Derivatives

Miltonian

adjective
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  • The Miltonian similitude connotes the nobility of the commitment; Milton's mythic status rightly underlines the values of freedom and justice and the intrinsic good of commitments to these things.
  • ‘I have accepted the fact that there will never be a kairos moment for me, just an uneventful Miltonian plow-the-fields discipline… a few more cups of mocha grande at Starbucks, each one losing a little bit more of its flavor,’ he wrote.
  • ECUSA's episcopal identity stands in an almost suicidal relationship with the Miltonian anti-episcopal understanding of religious liberty.

Miltonic

adjective
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  • In alluding to the Miltonic passage, Dryden provides a denouement for the typology that makes a Satan of Achitophel both in his satiric portrait and in his temptation of Absalom.
  • But the specific point of this particular allegorization and appropriation is, in a kind of recursive loop, to support the sacred poetics which the Miltonic narrator is building for himself.
  • Lowell's Lord Weary pounded iambic thunder in brilliant Miltonic paragraphing, as decisive as Yeats without sounding like Yeats.

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