2013 Winner: Vegetable Gold: Gardens as Transition Points in Marvell and Milton

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Vegetable Gold: Gardens as Transition Points in Marvell and Milton
Humanities
LTEL190P: Life Science in Renaissance Literature
The presence of the garden within Milton's Paradise Lost and Marvell's poetry is that of a dual
presence as it is not a static figure. The garden does not separate the living and non-living. Both
Milton's and Marvell's gardens do not have definite boundaries between the two; the garden signifies a transition point, for a continuous transformation between living, as foreshadowing its own
deconstruction, and non-living, as preparing for its own recreation. This undefined label, neither living nor non-living but an element of both that is always fluctuating, is represented by the implication thatnothing is as it seems.
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  • Lauren Young (Porter)
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