ENGL 3290

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Was Milton a revolutionary poet? During the English civil war, Milton wrote radical prose pamphlets on regicide, divorce, censorship, and religion. He would later author one of the most widely celebrated epics in the Protestant English tradition. In this course, we will read Paradise Lost along with some of Milton's prose works and shorter poems to understand how he reconciled the dual imperatives to resist illegitimate rule and to obey true authority. Why was poetry was so crucial to Milton's ideas of proper governance? To answer that, we will examine the poetic and rhetorical figures that allowed him to distinguish paradox from contradiction, action from activity, and dissent from rebellion.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course may be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9563ENGL 3290  SEM 101