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A Bunch of Eternal Mumble Jumble

Although the first book of Milton A Poem read nothing but mumble jumble to me as I read it, I seemed to be aided by not only the Blake Dictionary, but also drawing from past discussions in class. I came to the conclusion that the reason why Milton feels he must “go down to self annihilation […] Continue reading

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Appreciating non-eternal life

Reading William Blake’s, “Europe: A Prophecy,” a sense of irony in his decision to coin “eternal” and “worms” in the same sentence can be seen: “That an Eternal life awaits the worms of sixty winters” (Blake, A Prophecy). When the image and associations of worms cross one’s mind, usually death, decay, and dirt are evoked. […] Continue reading

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