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The influence of Milton on English poetry

Author: Raymond Dexter Havens
Publisher: New York : Russell & Russell, 1961, ©1922.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954.
Influence of Milton on English poetry.
New York : Russell & Russell, 1961, ©1922
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Dexter Havens
OCLC Number: 360221
Description: xii, 722 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The attitude of the eighteenth century towards Milton --
Milton's fame in the eighteenth century --
Blank verse and rime --
Prosody and diction --
Part II: The influence of Paradise Lost --
The characteristics of Paradise Lost and their relation to eighteenth-century blank verse --
The influence before Thomson, 1667-1726 --
Thomson --
Young --
Cowper --
Wordsworth --
Keats --
The influence outside of blank verse: Ossian, Blake, Shelley, Byron --
The influence of Paradise Lost as shown in the more important types of blank-verse poetry --
Meditative and descriptive poetry --
Epic and burlesque poetry --
Translations of the classics --
Technical treatises in verse --
Philosophical and religious poetry --
Part III: The shorter poems --
Late vogue of the shorter poems --
The influence of L'allegro and Il Penseroso --
Milton and the sonnet, with a history of the sonnet in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries --
The influence of the remaining poems --
Lycidas --
Comus and Samson Agonistes --
The translation from Horace --
The nativity --
Appendices --
Parallel passages, showing expressions probably borrowed from Milton --
Poems in non-Miltonic blank verse, 1667-1750 --
Loco-descriptive poems not known to be Miltonic --
Rimed technical treatises --
Responsibility: by Raymond Dexter Havens.


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