How quickly has Time, the cunning thief of youth, passed? Stol'n has taken me under his wing, my three-and-twentieth year! My hasting days speed by with a packed schedule, yet my late spring shows little sign of bloom or flower. I am a garden locked away from the world to protect its beauty for future generations.
Milton wrote "Hath time" in 1645 when he was 25 years old. The quotation appears in the first edition of Paradise Lost (1667).
Milton's friend Edward Phillips had asked him how long it took him to write "Paradise Lost." In response, Milton told him that it had taken him five years—from when he was twenty-five until he was thirty. Although this is what Milton said, it is not necessarily what he meant. When he used the word "time," he could have been referring to either the passing of years or the fleeting nature of time itself. It is possible that when he wrote "Hath time," he was thinking about the passing of years and not whether or not he would ever finish his poem.
Milton died in 1674 at the age of forty-six.
There are 24 sonnets.
Sonnet 1: To His Coy Mistress.
Sonnet 2: I love you, Jenny.
Sonnet 3: My mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun.
Sonnet 4: So there is hope for me after all.
Sonnet 5: Your lips seem made for kissing, my dear.
Sonnet 7: Because sea water is nourishing soil.
Sonnet 8: Let us eat grapes again!
Sonnet 9: O, how this garden of earth's beauty grows.
Sonnet 10: With silver bells and moonlight strings.
Sonnet 11: This music is for loving you.
Sonnet 12: The world is not enough for two hearts like ours.
Sonnet 13: Let us say goodbye now.
Sonnet by Milton - The Sonnets are a collection of 154 poems written by English poet John Milton. They were published in 1609, when Milton was 34 years old, and they are considered one of the masterpieces of English poetry.
They deal with various subjects, including love, poetry, tyranny, paradise lost, and redemption through faith in Jesus Christ. The term "sonnet" originated in Italy in the 14th century, but it was not until much later that it was adopted into English literature as an acceptable form of poetic composition. In England, William Shakespeare is generally regarded as having been the first to use the sonnet form extensively, but Milton is also known for his innovative use of this style.
Milton wrote many other poems, of which only three others have survived: "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity", "On the Morning of His Resurrection", and "On His Return from Oxford". He also wrote some non-poetic works, such as "Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Learning", which defends academic freedom.
Milton was born on August 6, 1572, in London, England.
Shakespeare's ability to convey the essence of love so simply and concisely is responsible for the sonnet's enduring impact. After significant disagreement among scholars, it is now widely recognized that the poem's topic is male. It was probably written for a young man who had some connection with Southampton, though there are suggestions that it may have been intended for William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke.
Sonnets 1-17 form a kind of guide to how best to love a woman. They provide advice on how to win a lover's heart by using all the senses (i.e., sight, sound, taste, touch). In addition, they discuss such topics as loyalty, faithfulness, jealousy, and revenge. Finally, they offer guidance on how to maintain the love she has won - or lost - during times of absence.
In Sonnet 18, Shakespeare presents his views on love and marriage in general, and this line seems to suggest that the poet himself was married. However, since Shakespeare never married, this fact alone does not prove that Sonnet 18 was written for someone else. What is more probable is that the poet was friends with Southampton, and this sonnet was written out of gratitude for some favor done by him.
What circumstance prompted Milton's ideas in the poem? Because he feels that time is snatching years from his life, his birthday prompts these sentiments.
Milton was born on 24 January 1608. His father was John Milton, an English poet and scholar; his mother was Anne Powell, both were members of the gentry. The couple had seven children, four boys and three girls. The family lived at Chalfont St Peter near Buckinghamshire. This small village was then part of Berkshire but is now within Buckinghamshire.
Milton's parents wanted him to follow in his father's footsteps and become a clergyman like him. But because of his inclination towards literature, they sent him to Cambridge University when he was only 13 years old. There he met many people who encouraged him to write poems. One of them was George Abbot, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury.
In 1632, when Milton was only twenty-one years old, he published "Areopagitica", a speech written for the benefit of Parliament by someone who wants to promote free thinking. The next year, he was appointed secretary for education to William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury. In this role, he defended his own poems against charges of heresy made by judges and ministers.
John Milton (1608–74) wrote the sonnet "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent." The poem is about the poet's blindness: he went blind in his early forties in the early 1650s, and this sonnet is his response to his loss of sight and the repercussions for his life. Milton's blindness prevented him from taking part in the English civil war, but it also forced him to think deeply about religion and politics.
Milton's father was a wealthy landowner who supported the parliamentary side in the civil war. But when Charles I executed his cousin Edward Milton in 1649, the young John Milton refused to take up arms on behalf of the king. He did serve in a militia unit under the command of Oliver Cromwell but was discharged after only three months because of illness. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and the establishment of the English republic, many people felt that they had to make a choice between the government-in-exile in France and the new republican regime in England. Those who remained loyal to the king were called "crown supporters" or "crownists," while those who fought against them were called "rebels" or "parliamentarians."
Milton became one of the most important poets of the English language during the 17th century. His poems are still read today for their quality rather than their length!
See also note on rhyme scheme below.
Time is referred to be a negative character by the poet since it ruins the marbled or gilded monuments. It progressively discolors, degrades, and wrecks them by its different agents or powers. Time destroys even what it creates: "For time destroys even what it builds," (KJV). This line has been interpreted in many ways. One interpretation says that time destroys even what it builds-that includes works of art and human achievements-because no one can stop it from running its course.
Another interpretation says that time destroys even what it creates because people are not willing to respect other people's differences nor their own lives. They want to use time as an excuse for destroying beauty and elegance even if it means ruining marble monuments. Time also destroys what it creates because there are things in this world that must go away to make way for new things. Artifacts built up over years disappear under layers of dirt and dust until they are gone forever.
Sonnet 55 is one of Shakespeare's philosophical poems. It asks why nature gives us life only to take it away again. The poet believes that time is the answer to this question because time destroys even what it creates. No one can stop time from running its course; therefore, we should accept time as it is and not fight against it because nothing can win.