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Broken And Whole

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Though John Milton often referred to his poetic vocation in his prose writings, and many of his poems are explicit about the choices he made as an artist, Milton left no full statement of his poetic approach along the lines of Sidney's Defense of Poetry. First, the author has been interested in what Milton did not write, in his silences. Additionally, the author has been asking how one can draw out of the poetry itself some of the principles of Milton's work, whether they represent his intentions and beliefs, or reflect the influence of his cultural atmosphere. Both in the specific context of the passion and more broadly throughout John Milton's works, one of the aspects of Milton's poetics that the foregoing material may suggest is its interest in broken forms. In the post-Reformation period a poetics of absence emerged to address what we may term a theology of brokenness.

Keywords: brokenness; John Milton's poetry



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