[Milton-L] Visual metaphors of Paradise Lost

alan horn alanshorn at gmail.com
Wed May 31 13:11:22 EDT 2006


There may be a relevant chapter in Milton's Grand Style by Christopher Ricks.

Alan H

On 5/31/06, Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu> wrote:
> Miriam,
>
> Among older studies, visual metaphors are important in Jackson I. Cope, _The
> Metaphoric Structure of Paradise Lost_ (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1962),
> e.g. spaciousness as evil, light/dark as heaven/hell.
>
> You also might want to check
>
> Adams, Robert M.  Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics.  Ithaca: Cornell
> UP,
> 1955.
>
> Banks, Theodore.  Milton's Imagery.  New York: Columbia UP, 1950.
>
> Brockbank, Philip.  "'Within the Visible Diurnal Spheare': the Moving World of
> Paradise Lost."  Approaches to Paradise Lost.  Ed. C. A. Patrides.  London:
> Edward Arnold, 1968.  199-221.
>
> Brooke-Rose, Christine.  "Metaphor in Paradise Lost:  A Grammatical Analysis."
> In Language and Style in Milton: A Symposium on the Tercentenary of Paradise
> Lost.  Ed. Ronald David Emma and John T. Shawcross.  New York: Frederick Ungar,
> 1967.  252-303.
>
> Cirillo, A. R.  "Noon-Midnight and the Temporal Structure of Paradise Lost."
> English Literary History 29 (1962): 372-395.
>
> Colie, Rosalie L.  "Time and Eternity: Paradox and Structure in Paradise Lost."
>
> Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 23 (1960): 127-38.
>
> Cutts, John P.  "'The Miserific Vision': A Study of Some of the Basic Structural
> Imagery of 'Paradise Lost.'" English Miscellany 14 (1963): 57-72.
>
> Di Cesare, Mario.  "Adventr'ous Song: The Texture of Milton's Epic."  Language
> and Style in Milton: A Symposium on the Tercentenary of Paradise Lost.  Ed.
> Ronald David Emma and John T. Shawcross.  New York: Frederick Ungar, 1967.
> 1-29.
>
> Ferry, Anne Davidson.  Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost.
> Cambridge:  Harvard U P, 1963.
>
> Knott, John R.  "Symbolic Landscape in Paradise Lost."  Milton Studies 2 (1970):
> 37-58.
>
> Lawry, Jon S.  The Shadow of Heaven: Matter and Stance in Milton's Poetry.
> Ithaca, New York:  Cornell U P, 1968.
>
> Madsen, William G.  "Earth the Shadow of Heaven:  Typological Symbolism in
> Paradise Lost," PMLA 75 (1960).
>
> ---. "From Shadowy Types to Truth."  The Lyric and Dramatic Milton.  Ed. Joseph
> Summers.  New York: Columbia U P, 1965.  95-114.Pointon, Marcia R.  Milton and
> English Art.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1970.
>
> Ryken, Leland.  The Apocalyptic Vision in Paradise Lost.  Ithaca and London:
> Cornell U P, 1970.  (Stresses Milton's use of nonvisual, conceptual metaphor.)
>
> Widmer, Kingsley.  "The Iconography of Renunciation: The Miltonic Simile."
> [Originally published in the Journal of English Literary History 25 (1958):
> 258-69.] Rev. version.  C. A. Patrides, ed.  Milton's Epic Poetry: Essays on
> Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained.  Baltimore:  Penguin, 1969.  121-31.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jameela
>
> Quoting miriamgi at aol.com:
>
> > Dear list colleagues,
> >
> > I am at the end of my master's thesis on the visual metaphors of Paradise
> > Lost. My defense will be in July and there is a question that has been
> > bothering me all the time, which is: isn't there any work referring to the
> > visual metaphors of PL already published? With all my research, I have found
> > many references to PL's metaphors, similes, etc, many of these works from
> > some of you of the list, a wide variety of essays, but none only about the
> > visual metaphors of the epic. I would appreciate if I could have your view on
> > it, experts on Milton as you all are, to feel more secure, because I am sure
> > that this question will be posted by the committee.
> >
> > Thanks and best regards to all,
> >
> > Miriam Mansur
> > UFMG/Brazil
> >
>
>
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