On His Blindness By John Milton

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Music, Music History
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 John

Milton was born on December 9, 1608, in London.  lived on Bread Street in Cheapside  parents had enough money to afford Milton a tutor for classical languages and later afforded to pay an entrance to St. Paul's School in 1620.  he got interested in the music because his father wrote music, which later led to Milton’s love for poetry.  admitted to Christ's College Cambridge but he got temporarily expelled after he go into a dispute with 2 tutors.  when he returned, he resumed his study’s and worked on Latin poems.  he died November 8 1674 in London, England

 The

genre of this poem is to learn how to be who you are without asking.

 The

form of the poem is a Petrarchan Sonnet a poem of 14 lines.

 The

language of the poem contribute to it’s meaning because you need to be who you are even if you have difficulties and problems that affect your life.

 The

poem is organized by 14 lines of pattern of rhyme.

 The

poem contributes to the rhyme meaning because at the end of each sentence words rhyme with one another.  Ex. wide, hide, chide, denied, need, speed, best, rest.  Rhyme Scheme: ABBA, ABBA, CDE, and CDE.

 The

tone of the poem is Darkness and Light.

 The

speaker speaks in this tone because he feels that God denies his eye sight.

 ex.

“When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days in this dark world and wide And that one talent which is death to hide.”


blind person that questions God on why he loses his sight.

 The

person we believe is the speaker is John Milton. He began to lose his sight in 1644, but went completely blind around 1650.

 The

context of the poem is in a dark world where nothing can be seen.

 The

theme of the poem is: accepting the love of god unconditionally even though you have a physical disability.  The theme of the poem is: that God will always love you no matter what happens to you in life.

 The

speaker is talking to God about how losing his sight of seeing has made him stop believing in God somehow.

 In

the poem the speaker is asking God why his light has been denied and how losing something important had made the speaker lose faith in religion.

 Our

initial response to Milton’s poem is that he speaks about a strong man, that has lost his vision, is learning how to do things for himself.  This poem would give someone with disabilities or anybody to do what they truly wish in life and nothing should stop them.

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