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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Satan's purpose on earth in Paradise Lost is to cause humans to rebel against God. Paradise Lost Detailed Summary

    Satan’s purpose on earth in Paradise Lost is to cause humans to rebel against God.

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  1. In the poem "On His Blindness," John Milton makes up his mind to serve his Maker by stating he was blind, but that was not a sign of his Maker's lack of love for him, but an act of love for Milton to make him more appreciative of his sight. Milton makes up his mind to serve his Maker in his sonnet "Read more

    In the poem “On His Blindness,” John Milton makes up his mind to serve his Maker by stating he was blind, but that was not a sign of his Maker’s lack of love for him, but an act of love for Milton to make him more appreciative of his sight.

    Milton makes up his mind to serve his Maker in his sonnet “On His Blindness” with two points. First, there are things that may dim our vision, but we can still make out “the incorruptible Dance of the Lights.” Second, he says, “I may lose my sight, but I have my heart.” He is saying that he is going to serve God.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Pandemonium is the capital of Hell, described by John Milton in his epic poem Paradise Lost. It is the council chamber of Hell's ruler, Lucifer, and the site of many dramatic encounters in the poem.

    Pandemonium is the capital of Hell, described by John Milton in his epic poem Paradise Lost. It is the council chamber of Hell’s ruler, Lucifer, and the site of many dramatic encounters in the poem.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, Beelzebub is a fallen angel who is a member of Satan's army. Read summary of Paradise Lost

    In John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Beelzebub is a fallen angel who is a member of Satan’s army.

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  1. The poem On His Blindness is a Petrarchan sonnet having 14 lines. The poem is divided into three quatrains (stanzas having four lines) and one couplet (two lines). The rhyme scheme of the this type of sonnet is ABBA ABBA CDE CDE. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem On His Blindness is a Petrarchan sonnet having 14 lines. The poem is divided into three quatrains (stanzas having four lines) and one couplet (two lines). The rhyme scheme of the this type of sonnet is ABBA ABBA CDE CDE.

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  1. The poet feels guilty because he is blind now. God has given him the talent of writing poetry. However because of his blindness, he is unable to use this talent. This is why he thinks that he cannot serve humanity (by writing poetry). Hence he feels guilty. Read summary of this poem.

    The poet feels guilty because he is blind now. God has given him the talent of writing poetry. However because of his blindness, he is unable to use this talent. This is why he thinks that he cannot serve humanity (by writing poetry). Hence he feels guilty.

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  1. "Yoke" is a Biblical image which means a harness which put on oxen (in Matthew). It symbolises the will of God. Here in the poem, yoke refers to the tests given by God to His people. In case of poet, his yoke is blindness. According to the poet, his blindness is the will of God and he should acceptRead more

    “Yoke” is a Biblical image which means a harness which put on oxen (in Matthew). It symbolises the will of God. Here in the poem, yoke refers to the tests given by God to His people. In case of poet, his yoke is blindness. According to the poet, his blindness is the will of God and he should accept that gladly and bear it.

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  1. The mood of the poem On His Blindness changes from stanza to stanza. In the first stanza, the there is a lot of frustration and perhaps anger as well (lodged with me useless). There is restlessness and remorse. In the second stanza, the mood changes to doubtful. The poet starts wondering if God realRead more

    The mood of the poem On His Blindness changes from stanza to stanza. In the first stanza, the there is a lot of frustration and perhaps anger as well (lodged with me useless). There is restlessness and remorse.

    In the second stanza, the mood changes to doubtful. The poet starts wondering if God really wants him to use his talent after taking away his light. In the third stanza, the mood changes to relaxed as his mind tells him that God does not need man’s work. The one who just bears his pain is also serving Him.

    In the final couplet, the mood changes to hopeful because the poet is now sure that he is serving God like the Angels who stand and wait. He does not require to write poetry to serve Him.

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