Samuel Johnson (2013) highlights the importance of the Archangel Michael’s

prophecy and its connection with what he calls “the great action” in Milton's Paradise Lost (see page 1354 of your text). He also claims that epic poetry such as Paradise Lost “undertakes to teach the most important truths by the most pleasing precepts and therefore relates some great event in the most affecting manner” (p. 1351). Relate these observations to the conversation between Michael, Adam, and Eve on the pages assigned (924-927), taking into account the diction and rhythm of the poem. Be sure to quote and cite correctly

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