Murmur and Reply
Tobias Gregory, Catholic University of America
“Murmur” and “reply” are key words in Milton’s sonnet 19, “When I consider how my light is spent”: they sum up the trajectory of the poem. Starting with the sonnet, Gregory will discuss this trajectory in Milton’s poetry, with reference to the tradition of Christian consolation in which Milton participates.
Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.