Lecture 19 - Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII << previous session| next session >>Overview:Books Eleven and Twelve of Paradise Lostand their radical departure from the poem's previous style arediscussed. The transformation of Milton's famously sonorous verse into a more didactic mode is closelydocumented, and the poem's increasing emphasis on visual instruction is underscored in a study of theArchangel Michael's lesson on the history of the post-fallen world. Considerable time is devoted to both aconsideration of Milton's late politics and Book Eleven's depiction of the destruction of paradise.Reading assignment:
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