John Milton is a distinguish literary figure of the 17th century. His Paradise Lost is a product of renaissance enthusiasm. Though it is a secondary epic, it contains all the characteristics of a classical epic.
An epic is a long narrative in which the characters and actions are presented in heroic proportion. Paradise Lost is long poem written in 12 Books. the subject matter of this poem is the fall of Man from paradise and the purpose of the poet way to justify the ways of God to man.