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" A shout, that tore Hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient colours waving: with them rose A forest huge of spears, and thronging... "
Paradiso perduto di Milton - Page 40
by John Milton - 1852
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AS English Literature for AQA B

Tony Childs, Jackie Moore - 2003 - 150 pages
...description of the fallen army roused to battle by speeches: All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient...colours waving; with them rose A forest huge of spears; . . . (lines 544-7) How does Milton convey the power of the massed troops? What senses does...
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John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...With orient colours waving: with them rose0 A forest huge of spears: and thronging helms''' Appeared, and serried shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable: anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mode0 550 Of flutes and soft recorders; such as raised To height of noblest temper heroes old Arming...
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