answersLogoWhite
English Language
William Shakespeare
Sanskrit

How did Shakespeare and Milton influence the English language?

909192

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2014-05-26 22:13:12
2014-05-26 22:13:12

Shakespeare invented nearly 1,700 common English words.

1

Related Questions

User Avatar

Goeffrey Chaucer was the greatest English author of all times, and is considered the Father of English Language and Literature. He is followed by John Milton, Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare.

User Avatar

As recently as the courts of Elizabeth I and James VI, French was regarded as the language of culture and diplomacy, even while English was enjoying an unprecedented ascendency in the hands of men like Shakespeare and Milton. the French court was a dominant force in many parts of Europe. English is a creolized language and before the Tudors it was considered mostly the mean language of peasants. That changed of course, and English has taken its place as a formidable international language in areas of culture diplomacy and commerce.

User Avatar

The Early Modern English period not only provided us with an astonishing amount of wonderful literature, not only from the big names of Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton, but also from numerous other lesser writers and the compilers of the King James Bible but also saw a huge increase in English vocabulary as a result of these writers, and a long-term influence on style, particularly by Shakespeare and the Bible.

User Avatar

Well, that happens. And it's no serious impediment to life or a career in literature. In truth, Shakespeare is more popular then Milton, anyway. In fact, and in all seriousness, "admire" for Milton and "love" for Shakespeare are very good descriptors for the difference that people feel for those two.

User Avatar

He influenced the epic poetry of John Milton. Milton uses Shakespeare's form of iambic pentameter in his epic poem paradise lost. He also uses many of Shakespeare's other methods which at this time have slipped my mind.

User Avatar

Mainly William Shakespeare, and Milton.

User Avatar

Milton Chase Potter has written: 'Oral and written English, advanced book' -- subject(s): Composition and exercises, English language 'Chart and log for writing words right' -- subject(s): Spellers

User Avatar

No. They were not contemporaries. Shakespeare was baptized as an infant in 1574 & died in 1616. Milton was born in 1608 (only 8 years before Shakespear's death) & died in 1674.

User Avatar

Apples and oranges. Shakespeare wrote English, Dante Italian. Shakespeare wrote plays, Dante wrote epic poetry. How can you compare them? They are both great in their own ways. (Comparing Dante to Milton would make more sense.)

User Avatar

Alwin Thaler has written: 'Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney' -- subject(s): Literature, Knowledge 'Shakespeare and our world' -- subject(s): Criticism and interpretation, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 'Shakspere's silences' -- subject(s): Literature, Knowledge, Influence, Criticism and interpretation, Milton, Technique, Browne

User Avatar

Gregory Machacek has written: 'Milton and Homer' -- subject(s): Greek influences, Sources, Intertextuality, Influence, English poetry

User Avatar

Kathleen Ellen Hartwell has written: 'Lactantius and Milton' -- subject(s): Comparative Literature, English and Latin, Influence, Knowledge, Latin and English, Literature, Sources

User Avatar

Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, and Cervantes.

User Avatar

No, John Milton wrote Paradise Lost.

User Avatar

John Milton introduced the most amount of words to the English dictionary, with an overwhelming 630 words! Ben Jonson is runner-up with 558 words and John Donne tallies up 342 words. Shakespeare only invented 229 words. Examples of Milton's words are: debauchery, terrific, fragrance, lovelorn and healthy.

User Avatar

Generally, John Milton, author of Paradise Lost.

User Avatar

Thomas GREY is the saddest poet in the English language just as LONGfellow is the longest, Robert FROST the coldest, John MilTON the heaviest and Alexander POPE the holiest. However, Thomas Gray's Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard is one of the saddest poems in the English language.

User Avatar

Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales); Edmund Spenser (The Faerie Queene); William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, etc); and John Milton (Paradise Lost).

User Avatar

John Arthos has written: 'On the Poetry of Spenser & the Form of Romances (Library of English Renaissance Literature)' 'Shakespeare's use of dream and vision' -- subject(s): Drama, Dreams in literature, Knowledge, Psychological aspects, Psychological aspects of Drama, Psychology, Visions in literature 'The art of Shakespeare' -- subject(s): Criticism and interpretation 'Milton and the Italian cities' -- subject(s): Cities and towns, City and town life in literature, English poetry, History, In literature, Italian influences, Italy, Knowledge 'On A mask presented at Ludlow-Castle by John Milton' 'Shakespeare: the early writings' -- subject(s): Criticism and interpretation, Sources 'The language of natural description in eighteenth-century poetry' -- subject(s): Description (Rhetoric), Diction, Dictionaries, English language, English poetry, History, History and criticism, Nature in literature, Rhetoric, Style 'The status of the humanities' -- subject(s): Humanities

User Avatar

I may be interpreting your question incorrectly, but I'm going to answer this question in 2 parts.1. You may be asking who was Shakespeare - Shakespeare was a poet and playwrite.2. Many poems exist that refer to Shakespeare. Here are some examples:In Remembrance of Master William Shakespeare by Sir William Davenant.On Shakespeare`s Sonnets by MiltonShakespeare by Matthew Arnold

User Avatar

Milton Parker has written: 'How to feed friends and influence people' -- subject(s): Carnegie Deli (Restaurant), Jewish Cookery

User Avatar

John Milton was an English author in the 1600's. He is most famous for "Paradise Lost", but wrote many poems and stories to enchant the reader.

User Avatar

Many many authors did. Christopher Marlowe was born in the same year as Shakespeare. Miguel de Cervantes died on the same date (but, curiously, not on the same day) as Shakespeare. Bacon, Spenser, Jonson, Descartes, and Milton all lived contemporaneously with Shakespeare.

User Avatar

John Milton daringly attempted cosmic themes in regard to the lives and destiny of man, which in itself was a bold change from the old themes. The old themes in English Poetry and poetry elsewhere centred on themes consisting of heroic acts of kings, knights, demons and angels. Milton brought theme to the life of the lowly man and his indebtedness to his creator. It is true that whoever reads and sings his Paradise Lost will begin to think on similar lines and begin to write poems with the same words, tune and imagery, which was exactly what happened in his times. Thus John Milton pivoted the old style of writing in English Poetry to what is more good, popular and practical. It depends on what is meant by 'the old style of writing' if this is the transition between middle english and modern english (the instead of ye) then shakespeare is most likely the protaganist in this process. English, per se is a constantly evolving language, it steals and absorbs, changes and makes its own. It has its own sub categories as in 'American english' which is distinctly owned by that continent.

User Avatar

Gilles Mathis has written: 'Analyse stylistique du Paradis perdu de John Milton' -- subject(s): English language, Literary style, Style


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.