greatest epic in English literature in which the author attempts ''to justify the ways of God to men''
What was the maximum amount of lines that the author dictated per sitting?
introduces the entire subject of the work: man's disobedience and the consequences of that disobedience
Satan's magnificent capital building
The fallen angels are transformed into BLANK at the end of book 1
Satan calls a great consultation of his captains and lesser fallen angels to determine whether they should attempt to recover Heaven
Presents Satan's proposal
Proposes open warfare with God and His angels
Suggests that if the demons wait, God may relent
Proposes that they adjust to Hell and make their own place there
Who warned Adam and Eve of impending danger?
Whose idea was the most popular with the fallen angels?
9th Book (IX)
the climax; Satan enters the body of the serpent and approaches Eve, who has persuaded Adam to let her work apart from him temporarily.
Expels Adam and Eve from the Garden
Intercedes for the fallen couple
they are transformed into snakes
What happens to Satan and the fallen angels?
Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit/Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste/Brought death into the world, and all our woe,/With loss of Eden, till one greater Man/Restore us, and regain the blissful seat
Urania, Muse of Astronomy (has the most elevated vision of all Muses)
Helicon, the sacred hill of the Muses (Milton intends for his work to be superior to those of the ancient writers)