Paradise Lost | Literature Criticism Poem by Andrew Marvell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Paradise Lost.
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Poem by Andrew Marvell

SOURCE: “On Paradise Lost,” in The Critical Response to John Milton's Paradise Lost, edited by Timothy C. Miller, Greenwood Press, 1997, pp. 28-29.

In the following dedicatory poem, which first appeared in the second edition of Paradise Lost, the poet Andrew Marvell praises his contemporary's bold and original effort that has “not miss'd one thought that could be fit” and whose greatness is in no way diminished for being in blank and not rhyming verse.

When I beheld the Poet blind, yet bold, In slender Book his vast Design unfold, Messiah Crown'd, God's Reconcil'd Decree, Rebelling Angels, the Forbidden Tree, Heav'n, Hell, Earth, Chaos, All; the Argument Held me a while misdoubting his Intent, That he would ruine (for I saw him strong...

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