Milton’s Anti-Monarchical Stances and His Poetical, Phonetic, Rhetorical, and Theological Crafts

Ahmed Muhammad Faleh Banisalamah

Abstract


While the topic of Milton’s antimonarchical stances has been explored before, this research moves beyond the findings of the previous criticism to offer new insights into this issue by connecting between his antimonarchical stances and the numerous poetical, phonetic, rhetorical, and theological elements in his most celebrated masterpieces Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This paper illumines the various implicit allusions, signs, and techniques under which Milton’s political stances are veiled. It mainly explores the various allusive ways in which Milton skillfully and safely articulates his progressive anti-kingship attitude.


Keywords


Milton; Antimonarchy; Rhetoric; Poetical; Phonetic; Theological; Crafts

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x

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