Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint (Sonnet 23)
Methought I Saw my Late Espoused Saint (Sonnet 23) Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Sight and Vision
We know that Milton—the man himself—was blind. That means that if one of his poems has a ton of sight and vision imagery, we should probably perk up our ears and pay close attention. Even if we...
Purity and Virtue
This lady is not your average wife. She's a saint. As such, she is entirely good, pure, and virtuous. In fact, she's so virtuous in death that her goodness is practically shining out of her every p...
Death and Immortality
Through the similes he uses to describe his wife, the speaker draws some interesting contrasts between the beliefs the ancients had about death and the beliefs that contemporary Christians had. He...
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