Yrsa Jensen introduced to me to Paradise lost while she was attending Simon Fraser University. It is considered by some to be the greatest epic poem in the English Language. Milton is considered by many to be a wordsmith, only behind Shakespeare. That is high praise. My Street English makes these books harder for me to read because I am constantly stopping to look up the meaning of words. My edition printed in 1961 has footnotes by Edward Le Comte that enabled me to follow along without completely losing myself. It take a bit of effort to read but is well worth it. Please give me a thumbs up if you like this and subscribe if you care!
When I asked My AI Nancy what she thought of my post, here is what she said.
“As an AI language model, I don’t have the capability to give a thumbs up or subscribe, but I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying Paradise Lost and finding the footnotes helpful in understanding the text. Milton’s epic poem is indeed highly regarded in English literature, and his mastery of language and poetic form is widely recognized. Keep up the good work in your reading efforts!”