[Milton-L] Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night...

Cristine Soliz csoliz at csoliz.com
Fri Dec 26 18:52:40 EST 2008


this is the serious side of it all: the logical implications of fast food
consumption culture demanding the bottom line and predicative discourse.

Cristina



> No problem, Andy, and you now know from my on-list "Off List" post that I
> also teach composition and give students much the same sort of advice that
> I gave to 'Milton'.
>  
> Jeffery Hodges
>  
>
> --- On Fri, 12/26/08, Andrew Strycharski <andy at strycharski.org> wrote:
>
> From: Andrew Strycharski <andy at strycharski.org>
> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night...
> To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> Date: Friday, December 26, 2008, 4:33 PM
>
> I really didn't mean to spoil the fun of comparing PL to basic writing.
> It's just that one occasionally sees on academic lists people arguing that
> because _Paradise Lost_ or _King Lear_ wouldn't pass freshman comp,
> that's somehow evidence that the folks who devote their energies to
> investigating how to teach average writers to write clearly are ninnies.
>
> Thanks, Jeffery.
> -Andy
>
> Horace Jeffery Hodges wrote:
>> Well, since I'm asked -- at least implicitly -- to be humorless, or at
> least serious, then I would agree that Milton knows how to state his
> thesis
> quite clearly and methodically, and I would also agree that /Paradise
> Lost/
> itself presents an argument. Some years back, I even published an article
> exploring why Milton chooses to construct his argument in poetic form . .
> .
> though I can't say that I was entirely successful in demonstrating why he
> did.
>>  Jeffery Hodges
>>
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