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date: 25 May 2020

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Shelley called Milton the single most influential poet in the English tradition. Milton was Shelley's model, mentor, and muse. Shelley also lists Milton alongside Shakespeare and Dante as a philosopher of ‘the very loftiest powers’. This chapter examines Milton's influence on Shelley's work, considering allusions to Milton in works such as A Defence of Poetry, Prometheus Unbound, The Cenci, and Adonais.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poets, Romantic poets, John Milton

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