Reading List ENGL 220

Reading List ENGL 220 - 1. Introduction: Milton, Power, and...

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1. Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton 2. The Infant Cry of God John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose . (Hughes): "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" (1629), pp. 42-50 "At a Vacation Exercise in the College" (1628), pp. 30-32 "On the Death of a Fair Infant" (1628), pp. 35-37 Elegia sexta (1629), pp. 50-53 3. Credible Employment John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose. (Hughes): Sonnet VII: "How soon hath Time" (1631), p. 76 Ad Patrem [To His Father] (1632-37), pp. 82-86 The Reason of Church Government (1642), pp. 665-71 Sonnet XIX: "When I consider" (1652), p. 168 Recommended: Prolusion The Second Defense of the English People (1654), pp. 828-32 Bible: Matthew 20:1-16 (parable of the workers in the vineyard) Matthew 25:14-30 (parable of the talents) Additional reading: Milton, John. "Letter to a Friend" (1633). In John Milton: a Critical Edition of the Major Works , edited by S. Orgel and J. Goldberg, 1-3. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991 For Section Discussion: John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose. (Hughes): L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1631), pp. 67-76 "On Shakespeare" (1630), p. 63 Additional reading: Johnson, Samuel. "Milton" (1779). In Milton Criticism: Selections from Four Centuries , edited by James Thorpe, 65-88. New York: Collier, 1950. (Dr. Johnson's comments on L'Allegro and Il Penseroso ) 4. Poetry and Virginity John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose. (Hughes): Comus ( A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle ) (1634-37), pp. 86-114 L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1631), pp. 65-77 "On Shakespeare" (1630), pp. 60-62 An Apology for Smectymnuus (1642), pp. 690-95 Sonnet IX: "Lady that in the prime" (1643), p. 141 Prolusion VI, pp. 612-21
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Bible: Revelation 14:1-5 5. Poetry and Marriage John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose. (Hughes): Re-read Comus , focusing on lines 778-805, 975-1010 (added in 1637 to published version) Recommended: Spenser, The Faerie Queene II.x.13-20 (Sabrina episode), II.xii.42-87 (Bower of Bliss), III.vi (Garden of Adonis)
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