On His Blindness By John Milton

Naxhiely Flores
Melissa Hernandez
 John
Milton was born on December 9, 1608, in London.
 lived on Bread Street in Cheapside
 parents had enough money to afford Milton a tutor for
classical languages and later afforded to pay an entrance
to St. Paul's School in 1620.
 he got interested in the music because his father wrote
music, which later led to Milton’s love for poetry.
 admitted to Christ's College Cambridge but he got
temporarily expelled after he go into a dispute with 2 tutors.
 when he returned, he resumed his study’s and worked on
Latin poems.
 he died November 8 1674 in London, England
 The
genre of this
poem is to learn how
to be who you are
without asking.
 The
form of the poem
is a Petrarchan
Sonnet a poem of 14
 The
language of the poem contribute to it’s
meaning because you need to be who you are
even if you have difficulties and problems that
affect your life.
 The
poem is organized by 14 lines of pattern of
 The
poem contributes to the rhyme meaning
because at the end of each sentence words rhyme
with one another.
 Ex. wide, hide, chide, denied, need, speed, best,
 Rhyme Scheme: ABBA, ABBA, CDE, and CDE.
 The
tone of the poem is Darkness and Light.
 The
speaker speaks in this tone because he feels
that God denies his eye sight.
 ex.
“When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide
And that one talent which is death to hide.”
blind person that questions God on why he
loses his sight.
 The
person we believe is the speaker is John
Milton. He began to lose his sight in 1644, but
went completely blind around 1650.
 The
context of the poem is in a dark world where
nothing can be seen.
 The
theme of the poem is: accepting the love of
god unconditionally even though you have a
physical disability.
 The theme of the poem is: that God will always
love you no matter what happens to you in life.
 The
speaker is talking to God about how losing
his sight of seeing has made him stop believing
in God somehow.
 In
the poem the speaker is asking God why his
light has been denied and how losing something
important had made the speaker lose faith in
 Our
initial response to Milton’s poem is that he
speaks about a strong man, that has lost his
vision, is learning how to do things for himself.
 This poem would give someone with disabilities
or anybody to do what they truly wish in life
and nothing should stop them.