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Originally published in 1962. The rise of "metaphoric" criticism is a reaction against a previous critical preoccupation with psychology and time. Milton spatialized time, thoroughly mastering a metaphoric technique. Professor Cope, after discussing the influences that shaped Milton's aesthetic, systematically examines the structural components of Paradise Lost—light, darkness, and vertical movement—and finds that they imitate, metaphorically, the overall theme of the epic. To test further the implications of his hypothesis, Cope turns to two unsettled points in Miltonic exegesis: Milton's muse and the dialogue in Heaven.

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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. I. Poets and Critics: The Metaphoric School
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  1. II. Ramistic Implications
  2. pp. 27-49
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  1. III. Time and Space as Miltonic Symbol
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  1. IV. Scenic Structure in Paradise Lost
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  1. V. The Creating Voice
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9781421434742
Related ISBN
9781421434735
MARC Record
OCLC
1128015853
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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