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In Miltons sonnet he strongly conveys his introspective nature Through this personal battle of physical ineptness verses pleasing God only one solution is to be discovered Milton uses the metaphor light to give the reader a visual image of the nature of light When any light is spent it is useless The same uselessness of a burnt-out light is what Milton conveys himself as being without eyesight In lines 23 Milton uses the word talent to subtly hint at the parable described in the bible In this parable a talent is a form of currency and to be unproductive with it is displeasing to God Another reference to the parable appears in line 3 which is death to hide implies that not being productive will result in Gods unprejudiced judgment Throughout lines 4-6 Milton describes his predicament of having a gift to please God with but not being able to use it due to his blindness Specifically in line 4 he uses the word lodged to describe a situation in which one has something great that seems somewhat inherited or obtained without effort In this same line he also presents his introspectiveness through revealing his internal pain though my soul more bent Line 5 ties into the beginning of line 4 completely describing how he would use his talent to serve his maker or God It seems as if the last half of line 4 doesnt belong or flow Milton describes in this odd placement that despite everything his emotions are bound with fear and confusion however continuing to line 5 he picks back up with his works I believe this seemingly non-linear placement is to specifically emphasize what great torment really resides inside Milton once again uses a tactfully placed adjective true to represent that what he can do now isnt what he wants
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