Ans: Paradise Lost is one of the finest examples of epic tradition in all of literature. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse.
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So spake th' Apostate Angel, though in
pain, [ 125 ]
Vaunting aloud, but rackt with deep despare :
And him thus answer'd soon his bold Compeer.
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[Satan] is trying to bootstrap himself [ ] to deity. [ ] His failure is [the failure] to understand [that] deity is an order of being that is fundamentally different from, and infinitely superior to, one’s own — a source not a rival. ( How Milton Works 99)