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 (mĭl′tən), John 1608-1674.
English poet and scholar who is best known for the epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), an account of humanity's fall from grace.

Mil·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.


(mɪlˈtɒnɪk) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) characteristic of or resembling Milton's literary style, esp in being sublime and majestic
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Then at the end of the programme came her class poem, Makers of To- morrow; and there, as on many a former occasion, her personality played so great a part that she seemed to be uttering Miltonic sentiments instead of school-girl verse.
He had been disintegrated into a number of varied fellow-creatures--beings of many minds, beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright even to genius, some stupid, others wanton, others austere; some mutely Miltonic, some potentially Cromwellian; into men who had private views of each other, as he had of his friends; who could applaud or condemn each other, amuse or sadden themselves by the contemplation of each other's foibles or vices; men every one of whom walked in his own individual way the road to dusty death.
Among them towers the Poet Laureate, to whom perhaps Higgins may owe his Miltonic sympathies, though here again I must disclaim all portraiture.
Dennis Danielson's recent penetrating study on Miltonic cosmology as a whole is a noteworthy continuation of this interest in the content of Milton's natural philosophy.
A critic borrowed this phrase, Miltonic, to lampoon the
The issue that emerges is not a Miltonic tendency to woolgather, but rather how imaginative writing represents the complexity and subtlety of lived experience, an outcome sometimes at odds with the realization of formal unity or the resolution of contradictions.
These Miltonic, Blakean predilections give Amrita Tripathi's second novel The Sibius Knot a hazy, blurry, breathless quality that is, let's confess, unusual in Indian novelistic scene.
Gives up" alludes to Keats's own comments on abandoning the epic ("I have given up Hyperion--there were too many Miltonic inversions in it.
laughing] Of course Crane was a kind of legendary figure in the New York avant-garde in the 20s and I think it was a kind of New York modernism, I think that was the appeal of it, even though it was just a kind of crazy, Miltonic modernism.
Humanism and Classical Crisis: Anxiety, Intertexts, and the Miltonic Memory
In a chapter on Paradise Lost, Sullivan attempts to describe a Miltonic vitality.
whited/ Hides"; Miltonic enjambment--"the courier's feet/Delayed"; puns on poetic terminology--"feet," "number or proportion," "numbered"; complex interwoven diction--"fierce artificer," "frolic architecture.