Sublimity in Paradise Lost
Journal of Al-qadisiya in arts and educational sciense,
2008, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 20-27
AbstractSublimity is a concept that is defined differently in different ages. It is one of the aesthetic canons in art that is evaluated differently throughout the literary history .It is associated with what is high and lofty in art and nature. For different scholars there are different sources for sublimity. It is first introduced by Longinus who associated it with the author and the literary work and gave it five sources. Later scholars associated it with the audience. This concept is investigated in John Milton’s Paradise Lost (book III ) to find out the sources of sublimity, Longinus set ,in such a masterpiece.
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