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weekly paper #3 Eng 346

weekly paper #3 Eng 346 - Sabrina Baez ENG 346 Weekly...

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Sabrina Baez Baez 1 ENG 346 9/22/2011 Weekly Paper #3 John Milton’s Sonnet 18 “On the Late Massacre in Piedmont” In the article I chose to help analyze John Milton’s “On the Late Massacre in Piedmont”, the author, Michael Price gives different useful ways one can interpret the sonnet. One of the ways he analyzes the poem, in which I found most useful, is through the form saying that it is broken up into two parts, an octave and a sestet. The octave is designated to talk about the “unjust death of the Piemontese” and the sestet in return is the resolution, “God's regeneration of others through their sacrificial death”. (Price 1). Price also breaks up the octave and the sestet saying that the octave has more of a vengeance theme, which is prevalent to the Old Testament, and the sestet has a regeneration theme, which is prevalent to the New Testament. Price argues that instead of writing a sonnet that offers peace and resolution, the sonnet actually provides for chaos, vengeance, and irresolution.
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