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Milton's Words$
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Annabel Patterson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199573462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573462.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Milton's Words

Annabel Annabel

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of the book, which is about English poet John Milton's use of words in his poems and polemical prose. This book examines Milton's coinage of words and analyses the personal and political history of the words he used in his writings. It explores his development of a new set of vocabulary resources necessitated by the conflict between his literary ambitions and the political circumstances of his time.

Keywords:   John Milton, words, prose, poems, English poet, vocabulary sources, political condition

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