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“On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity”: Final Thoughts

This is the seventh and final part of a series on John Milton’s poem “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.” Read part 1 here. Read the complete poem here. I hope you enjoyed delving into this poem of Milton’s. I … Continue reading

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“On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity”: Stanzas 19-27

This is part 6 of a series on John Milton’s poem “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.” Read part 1 here. Read the complete poem here. The emphasis in stanza 25 is mine. XIX. The Oracles are dumb; No voice … Continue reading

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“On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity” by John Milton, with illustrations by William Blake

A few decades prior to writing his famous epic, Paradise Lost, John Milton composed this thirty-one-stanza ode—his first major work in English. Written in 1629 when he was just 21, the poem examines the cosmic significance of the incarnation, celebrating Christ’s … Continue reading

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