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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Mainly William Shakespeare, and Milton.
No, John Milton did.
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
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.
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.)
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
Gregory Machacek has written: 'Milton and Homer' -- subject(s): Greek influences, Sources, Intertextuality, Influence, English poetry
Kathleen Ellen Hartwell has written: 'Lactantius and Milton' -- subject(s): Comparative Literature, English and Latin, Influence, Knowledge, Latin and English, Literature, Sources
No he is English
Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, and Cervantes.
No, John Milton wrote Paradise Lost.
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.
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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
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.
Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales); Edmund Spenser (The Faerie Queene); William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, etc); and John Milton (Paradise Lost).
Generally, John Milton, author of Paradise Lost.
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
Milton Parker has written: 'How to feed friends and influence people' -- subject(s): Carnegie Deli (Restaurant), Jewish Cookery