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Milton wrote extensively throughout his life and studied literature profoundly His cunningness and literary techniques were observed in all of his literature However at the prime of his life his weak eyes gave as his intense work and studies caused his blindness As a result of this tragedy Milton created a sonnet about his blindness He questioned the meaning of this tragedy of the future and God for his blindness within the sonnet Even though his whole life and work involved his eyes he accepted this eventually Within Miltons sonnet about his blindness figurative language personification his intent and prosody are adopted to convey his questions and heart felt acceptance of his blindness Milton uses figurative language to express his grievances and discontent He reflects upon his life and how my light is spent or the time he had his sight Milton then expresses the feeling of the dark world and wide of the blind as his introduction to his questions He begins to question his writing that only death can take away one talent which is death to hide lodged useless within him because of his new blindness As a result Milton begins to question God Doth God exact day-labour light denied Milton wonders as to the meaning of his blindness Does God want him to continue to write even with his blindness or what does God really mean At first his tone seems harsh but his feelings are redirected as he answers his own questions in time His last question to God was answered by himself as he realizes that he cannot blame God for his actions His figurative language from the point he begins to question up to where he begins to answer his own questions are full of implications of his thought These implications must be picked out in order to make sense of the feeling and statement Milton is trying to make Furthermore Milton
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