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1

milton lived under the reign of

cromwell

2

milton was destined for the _____

clergy

3

paradise lost is comprised of ____ books

12

4

how long did it take to write paradise lost

7 years

5

paaradise lost is about _____ v.s.

freewill v.s. destiny

6

"That with no middle flight intends to soar"
what does this mean?

paradise lost
does not want poem to be mediocre

7

"What in me is dark"

paradise lost

8

signifigance of this quote "I may assert ______ ______
and justify the ways of God to men"

Eternal providence
purpose of paradise lost

9

who are the grandparents in paradise lost

adam and eve

10

who is the arch-enemy

Satan

11

"with suppliant knee, and deify his power"

paradise lost, easy to bend knee,

12

"doing or suffering; but of this be sure,
to do aught good never will be our task

paradise lost
It won't do any Good

13

why did God leave satan alone?

through his malice, to bring damnation

14

"what shall be right; farthest from him is best"
him?
speaker?

him-God
speaker-satan

15

"can make a heaven of helll, a hell of heaven"

allusion to hamlet
paradise lost

16

"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven"

paradise lost

17

what sonnet marks the occasion of milton's 23rd bday

how soon hath time

18

on milton's 23rd bday, he realizes the

meagerness of his writing

19

who is the great taskmaster in how soon hath time

God

20

what age did milton go blind

48

21

in how soon hath time, what is found in the octave and the sestet

octave-realizes that he doesn't have much time
sestet- accepts will of heaven to achieve with time left

22

in when I consider how my light is spent, what is found in the octave and sestet

octave- what he thinks about hiding his talent
sestet- realizes that he can serve God by standing and waiting

23

what is a yoke

burden

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