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Discuss the uses of metaphors of colonization in metaphysical poetryandor MiltonMovement across or through space becomes a processof colonization of that spaceDuring the period of Miltons Paradise Lost as well as myriad of poetsconstruction of an epoque submerged in metaphysical literature anumber of significant events both socio-political entwined with asystematic religious metamorphism of the sixteenth and seventeenthcentury led to a time of unrest and discovery The creators andauthors of work of this periods placed their emphasis not specificallyon a level of morality or self understanding but rather a rediscoveryof the body and soul almost a form of existensionalism or physicalcosmos with a geography All things are subject to the Mind Itmeasures in one thought the whole circumference of heaven and by thesame line it takes the geography of the earth The seas the air thefire all things of either are within the comprehension of the mindIt has an influence on them all whence it lakes all that may beuseful all that may be helpful in government No limitation isprescribed to it no restriction is upon it but in a free scope it hasa liberty upon all And in this liberty is the excellence of the mindin this power and composition of the mind is perfection of a man Manis an absolute master of himself his own safety and tranquillity byGod are made dependent on himself1 In this short example ofPuritanism text as it stands alone contains a number of variousreferences to the process of colonization of expanding perceiving allgeographically and manipulating making man or perhaps morespecifically the colonisers omniscient and God-like The crusaderself-reliant and independent with the knowledge that God is hisguardian of safety and tranquillity In this particular the growingnumber of Puritans played a significant role both in the cultivationand transformation of the Christian religion and foreign territoriesThe Puritans themselves comprised of those in the Church of Englandunhappy with limitations of the Elizabethan Settlement some werePresbyterians and all were to some extent or other
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