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A Writing Life

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/9780199573462.003.0002
A Writing Life

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This chapter discusses the writing career of John Milton in order to provide a better understanding about his use of words in this prose and poetry. It explains that rather than planning his career in the cool environment of study, he wrote mostly in response to immediate stimuli from the outside world. He also loved verbal a fight and he believed that the energies released by such allowed him to ransack the coffers of his native language and fill them with words unfound by others.

Keywords: John Milton; writing career; word use; prose; poetry; verbal fight; writing style

Chapter.  5449 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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