Epic poetry and how it
has influenced Milton’s
writing of ‘Paradise Lost
Natasha, Katie and Grace
What is an epic poem?
• Epic: an exceptionally long task or activity
• An epic poem is a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant to the
culture of the poet. Many ancient writers used epic
poetry to tell tales of intense adventures and heroic feats.
Milton’s poetic style
• The poetic style of John Milton, also known as Miltonic verse, Miltonic epic, or Miltonic blank verse, was a highly influential poetic structure popularized by Milton.
• Although Milton was not the first to use blank verse, his use of i...