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ENGL 2210 - Early British Literature - Essay 2: Paradise Lost - Imagery

Topic 4

4. What is Milton's purpose for the natural scenes and imagery in books four and nine of the epic poem?

Book Four

Satan Watching the Endearments of Adam and Eve (1808), version from the "Butts set"

By art by William Blake - found on internet, but is PD-ART, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5307852

Book Nine

William Blake - The Temptation and Fall of Eve (Book 9, l. 791).

By William Blake - AAG8RfSkh9-VkQ at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22490561