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How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poemMilton wrote extensively throughout his life and studied literature profoundly Hiscunningness and literary techniques were observed in all of his literature However at theprime of his life his weak eyes gave as his intense work and studies caused his blindnessAs a result of this tragedy Milton created a sonnet about his blindness He questioned themeaning of this tragedy of the future and God for his blindness within the sonnet Eventhough his whole life and work involved his eyes he accepted this eventually WithinMiltons sonnet about his blindness figurative language personification his intent andprosody are adopted to convey his questions and heart felt acceptance of his blindnessMilton uses figurative language to express his grievances and discontent Hereflects upon his life and how my light is spent or the time he had his sight Milton thenexpresses the feeling of the dark world and wide of the blind as his introduction to hisquestions He begins to question his writing that only death can take away one talentwhich is death to hide lodged useless within him because of his new blindness Asa result Milton begins to question God Doth God exact day-labour light denied Miltonwonders as to the meaning of his blindness Does God want him to continue to write evenwith his blindness or what does God really mean At first his tone seems harsh but hisfeelings are redirected as he answers his own questions in time His last question to Godwas answered by himself as he realizes that he cannot blame God for his actions Hisfigurative language from the point he begins to question up to where he begins to answerhis own questions are full of implications of his thought These implications must be pickedout in order to make sense of the feeling and statement Milton is trying to makeFurthermore Milton uses personification to express the importance of words andvalues He personifies Patience as if patience were
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