A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by John Milton, who decided at a young age that God had called him to be a poet. Titles in this study guide include Paradise Lost, The Sonnets, and Minor Poems: On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity, L'Allegro, And Il Penseroso. As a body of work of the seventeenth-century, Milton’s writing made use of popular Renaissance conventions in his day, such as the style of poetry called an epic. Moreover, his work’s style and mannerisms mimicked the grammatical structure of Latin, and gave it a more complex and classic sound. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Milton’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.