Milton's Epic Voice

The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry

Milton's Epic Voice
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Anne Ferry

208 pages | 5-1/3 x 8-1/2 | © 1963, 1983
Paper $31.00 ISBN: 9780226244686 Published October 1983
Although Paradise Lost is one of the greatest poems in the English language, it is also among the most difficult and intimidating, especially to unsophisticated readers. One of the most accessible critical studies of Paradise Lost—and one frequently recommended by those teaching Milton—is Anne Ferry's Milton's Epic Voice.
Preface (1983)
Foreword (1963)
Introduction: The Question of Meaning
I. Tone—The Bird and the Blind Bard
II. Point of View and Comment
III. Simile and Catalogue
IV. Sacred Metaphor
V. Allegory and Parody
VI. Vision as Structure
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