Paradise Lost is an epic poem by John Milton that was first published in 1667.


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Test See a complete list of the characters in Paradise Lost and in-depth analysis of Satan, Adam, Eve, God the Father, and God the Son.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the major themes, motifs, and symbols in Paradise Lost.

Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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