Samson Agonistes, and Shorter Poems Summary
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Samson Agonistes, and Shorter Poems Summary

Samson, appears in Samson Agonistes

Samson, the warrior hero of the ancient Israelites, is the protagonist of the longest poem in this volume, Samson Agonistes. He is a defeated and remorseful man at the start of the poem, even though he has recovered the stupendous physical strength given to him by God, which he had lost after Dalila cut his hair. His blindness from having his eyes gouged out by the Philistines has left...

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