Chapter

Introduction

Annabel Annabel

in Milton's Words

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573462
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.003.0001
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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about English poet John Milton's use of words in his poems and polemical prose. This book examines Milton's coinage of words and analyses the personal and political history of the words he used in his writings. It explores his development of a new set of vocabulary resources necessitated by the conflict between his literary ambitions and the political circumstances of his time.

Keywords: John Milton; words; prose; poems; English poet; vocabulary sources; political condition

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Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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