Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

noun
an epic poem (1667) by John Milton.
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(1667) An epic by John Milton. Its subject is the Fall of Man; it also tells the stories of the rebellion and punishment of Satan and the creation of Adam and Eve. Milton declares that his aim in the poem is “to justify the ways of God to men.”

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