Milton's invoice at the beginning of Paradise Lost book 1

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      Following the ancient classical epic convention Milton at the beginning of Paradise Lost book 1, has invoiced the heavenly muse to help him to compose a poem dealing with grand theme of man's first disobedience to God.

Milton in his invocation states that his subject matter of the epic shall be man's first disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge and his 'Fall' as a consequence bringing death into the world. Also the subject matter of the epic shall be about one greater man who restored mankind.        Milton in his invocation uses the classical allusions related to the 'Shepherd' who is none other than the prophet Moses. Then Milton alludes to the classical mythological places like mount Oreb or of mount Sinai, Sion Hill and Siloa's Brook etc. In the invocation Milton expresses his Christian belief by praying to the Holy Spirit to illumine what is dark within Milton and to raise and support what is low in him. He also expresses is Christian believe or ideals by referring the divine spirit who were present from the very beginning with his massive outstretched wings, set like a dove upon the the west chaos.
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      Milton in his invocation states that his subject matter of the epic shall be man's first disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge and his 'Fall' as a consequence bringing death into the world. Also the subject matter of the epic shall be about one greater man who restored mankind.

      Milton in his invocation uses the classical allusions related to the 'Shepherd' who is none other than the prophet Moses. Then Milton alludes to the classical mythological places like mount Oreb or of mount Sinai, Sion Hill and Siloa's Brook etc. In the invocation Milton expresses his Christian belief by praying to the Holy Spirit to illumine what is dark within Milton and to raise and support what is low in him. He also expresses is Christian believe or ideals by referring the divine spirit who were present from the very beginning with his massive outstretched wings, set like a dove upon the the west chaos.

      Milton begins his Epic with the traditional inclusion of an invocation to the heavenly Muse. The heavenly Muse is the embodiment of divine incarnation of Goddess Urania originally the Muse of astronomy, the divine encouragement to revealed the truths of religion to Mose. The essential representation of Milton in his invocation has been to exercise the "Fall of man" and as the basic concern of the poet.

      Milton seeks the help of heavenly Mose to compose a poem concerning the subject of man's first disobedience to God in eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. Once the heavenly mouse inspired Milton most to pursue a grand epic project never attempted by anyone in history of mankind. And in the final invocation Milton's petition toward the Mose to instruct him in his grand pursual of literary art.

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