Samson Agonistes, and Shorter Poems Setting & Symbolism

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Ancient Greeceappears in On the Morning of Christs Nativity, On Shakespear, L'Allegro

Ancient Greece is mentioned frequently in Milton's poetry. To him, it is the cradle of art, thinking, and mythological stories that have continued to inspire creativity through the ages.

Heavenappears in Short Poems, Sonnets, Comus, Samson Agonistes

Heaven is place with more than one interpretation in Milton's world. It is the home of God and the angels in the traditional Christian sense, but it also figures prominently in the ancient Greek and Roman sense of the abode in the sky of those cultures' many gods.

Hellappears in On the Morning of Christs Nativity, L'Allegro, Il Pensoroso,

Hell often seems to be nearby in this volume. It is never visited in these poems, but its threat is ever-present.

British Parliamentappears in On the Detraction which Follow'd upon My Writing Crtain Trea

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