[Milton-L] more on rhetoric
dbatycki at ucalgary.ca
Mon Mar 1 11:10:41 EST 2004
I would recomment anything by Vickers, and especially his /In Defense of
Rhetoric/, which makes several references to Milton, and which includes
a sort of handy list at the end. Vickers claims, in this text, that "If
you cannot pick up a list of the figures and read it through avidly,
thinking of all the instances of their application and re-creation in
Petrarch or Racine, Shakespeare or Milton, then you have not yet thought
yourself back into a Renaissance frame of mind" (283). Oh that my mind
could recall enough of the details of texts to do that....
Vickers also refers to a translation of /Orlando Furioso/ that Milton
marked up in the margins with identifying rhetorical figures (260 -261).
My apologies if I seem too much a Vicker-ite, but I do adore his work.
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