On His Blindness By John Milton

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Naxhiely Flores
Melissa Hernandez
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 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
lines.
 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
rhyme.
 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,
rest.
 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.”
A
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
religion.
 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.
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