Milton, Poet of Duality: A Study of Semiosis in the Poetry and the Prose

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From reviews of the first edition: "Shoaf's book is an extraordinarily clever one, since it questions the roots and the seeds of Milton's rich language. [three dots] There is nothing superficial or external about his method. To read Shoaf is unnerving."--Roy Flannagan, Milton Quarterly With a new preface that places this book in the context of recent theory-oriented studies of Milton, R. A. Shoaf explores the connections between modern literary criticism and Renaissance poetry, focusing on rhetoric and rhetorical devices ...