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Paul Hammond and Blair Worden

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264706

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.001.0001

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Milton and the Romantics

Milton and the Romantics

Chapter:
(p.146) (p.147) 8 Milton and the Romantics
Source:
John Milton
Author(s):

David Fairer

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0008

According to Joseph Wittreich, Romantic poets empowered Milton by making him whole again through their readings of his poetry in the future tense, so that poems emerging from one moment of crisis could reflect upon and explain another crisis in history when, once again, terror and tyranny overruled. In the Romantic period, it became a commonplace to link the prophetic Milton to the Romantic poets. This chapter discusses Milton and the Romantics. It examines the Romanticist readings of Paradise Lost and its influence in the writings of the Romantic poets. The chapter examines his tradition of prophecy and oppositional rhetoric, which found its way into the works of the Romantics.

Keywords:   Romantic poets, Milton, poetry, Romantic period, prophetic Milton, visionary Romanticism, Romantics, Romanticist readings, Paradise Lost, tradition of prophecy

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