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John Milton was born on 9th December, 1608. He was an English poet, civil servant and a polemicist, he is known for expressing strong opinions, in his writing. The epic poem, paradise lost, is his most famous work. When the religious instability and political disturbance in England was going on, John Milton had written at such critical time. Milton’s prose and poetry shows profound beliefs and opinions and deal with contemporary subjects, for example his treatise accusing censorship, Areopagitica. John Milton wrote, On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity, in 1645. Milton describes Christ’s Incarnation  in this poem and his defeat in worldly and pagan powers. He also tells the Incarnation with Christ’s Crucifixion in this poem. Milton had a worldwide repute, during his lifetime and after his death too, he is famous and known for his works. He also wrote in Spanish and Italian languages. He died on 8th November, 1674. (Milton, 5)

On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

In the first four stanzas of On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity, Milton explains a picture of man’s salvation in Christ (Milton, 6). Milton poem’s, first four stanzas have a distinct rhyme plot. The common feature of the first four stanzas is the outstanding allusion. In the first stanza of the poem, Milton talks about the, son of heaven’s eternal King, who was born from a virgin mother, and brought redeemed state. Here the, Christian God, is indirectly mentioned as, the king of Heaven.

The common feature in first and second stanza is the allusion. Again Milton is talking about God, in an indirect tone by signifying the attributes of God, such as, glorious form, and, light insufferable. In this stanza, Milton, directly talks about, Christ. He adds the word, Trinal unity, which refers to Christian’s philosophy of Trinity; he says that, the three different and separate persons of God are in perfect unity. (Milton, 8)

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