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Samson Agonistes by John Milton
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Jan 16, 2012

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Read from January 13 to 16, 2012

The poetry is wonderful, as usual with Milton, but the tone of the entire work seems more whiny and petulant than anything else. The characterization of Samson in this tragedy is clearly the result of Milton's personal frustrations with his own life, and it seems probable that he wrote it as a form of cathartic release. All in all, I would say stick to Paradise Lost and Milton's other, shorter poems.

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