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By Christopher Ricks

Milton's Grand kind has been vigorously attacked within the 20th century, and this publication is an try and refute Milton's detractors by means of exhibiting the delicacy and subtlety that is to be present in the verse of `Paradise misplaced'

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Milton's Grand Style

Milton's Grand type has been vigorously attacked within the 20th century, and this ebook is an try and refute Milton's detractors by means of exhibiting the delicacy and subtlety that's to be present in the verse of `Paradise misplaced'

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But just as it was useful to start by looking at the Milton controversy, so it is as well to study the specific criticisms of Milton's word-order that have been made by those who agree with Dr. Leavis. 32)syntactical effects make his style not grand but grandiose? Mr. John Peter's examples must be considered, leading as they naturally do to a discussion of tortuousness in the Grand Style, and from there to Dr.

To try to make a printed page mean something good is only fair. 1 Yet, naturally enough, I do not agree with all Mr. Empson's particular insights; some of them—and each would have to be argued separately—seem to me improbable. He is, I think, in danger of giving a false primacy to the fact that the insight makes the poetry better. 2 After all, some authors are very nasty-minded. The beauty of an insight is certainly one piece of evidence about it—but no single such point can claim an absolute majority over the other kinds of substantiation.

Leavis. 32)syntactical effects make his style not grand but grandiose? Mr. John Peter's examples must be considered, leading as they naturally do to a discussion of tortuousness in the Grand Style, and from there to Dr.

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