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What do you mean by light in the poem on his blindness?

Most readers believe that the poem is clearly about Milton’s blindness, but the poem never directly refers to blindness or even vision. Instead, we think that “light” is a metaphor for vision. The metaphor is complicated. Milton is reflecting on how he has used or “spent” his vision, now that it is gone.

What does talent mean in line 3?

The expression ‘that one talent’ in the poem ‘On His Blindness’ means is the talent of writing. The poet feels he had exceptional writing abilities, which he did not use optimally. The poet lost his eye sight in his fifties; the poet felt he could have better used his eyesight in writing something to praise God.

What biblical parable is being referenced by saying that the talent is death to hide?

He’s upset about wasting ‘that one Talent which is death to hide’ (line 3), which is a biblical reference to the parable of the talents (Matthew 25: 14-30), in which two people invest their talents (in the story, ‘talents’ are money), while another just hides his talent in a hole and is punished.

Who according to Milton does best serve the Lord?

According to the poem “On His Blindness”, people who ”best bear his milde yoke” best serve God. In this line, Milton alludes to the New…

What were Milton’s feeling when he lost his eyesight?

What does Milton thought to be useless? John Milton’s “On His Blindness” is an autobiographical poem in which Milton contemplates the loss of his sight. Given that he was not born blind, Milton knows what it is like to have sight and misses his ability to see. His blindness has made him feel useless.

What is Satan’s plan in Paradise Lost?

Satan’s existence in the story involves his rebellion against God, and his determination to corrupt the beings which God creates, in order to perpetuate evil so that there can be a discernible balance and justice for both himself and his fallen angels.

Who was the handsome fallen angel in Paradise Lost?