Question for Book 4 of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton

“And like a devillish Engine back recoilesUpon himself; horror and doubt distractHis troubl’d thoughts, and from the bottom stirrThe Hell within him, for within him Hell [ 20 ]He brings, and round about him, nor from HellOne step no more then from himself can flyBy change of place: Now conscience wakes despairThat slumberd, wakes the bitter memorieOf what he was, what is, and what must be [ 25 ]” Milton ,… Read more Question for Book 4 of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton

Question for Milton’s “Paradise Lost” Book One

What is the significance of the temple that Satan created being called pandemonium? Usually, temples are places of worship, and the definition of the word pandemonium is “wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar” (Oxford dictionary definition). So does this mean that Satan created a temple of worship of this disorder and confusion (pandemonium), or… Read more Question for Milton’s “Paradise Lost” Book One

Question for “Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”

There is one particular line in this sonnet that confuses me. “If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.” Shakespeare, William. “Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing like…” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45108/sonnet-130-my-mistress-eyes-are-nothing-like-the-sun. Most of the sonnet consists of the speaker providing a realistic description of a woman he loves by comparing… Read more Question for “Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”