[Milton-L] help interpret a line
robin.hamilton2 at btinternet.com
Wed Jan 21 01:41:22 EST 2004
From: "Robert Wiznura" <WiznuraR at macewan.ca>
... the line is extremely regular, unlike the lines that surround it.
Your fear itself of death removes the fear
It's a strict iambic line, with "itself" chucked in to make the weight.
Not often that Milton (unlike Spenser) sticks words in simply to pad a line,
but this would seem to be a rare case where this occurs.
I fail to see what the problem is, or have I missed something?
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