[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 22:29:38 EDT 2009

Well, yes, but do you really think writing an epic in black verse is
comparable to writing for the stage in blank verse?  Isn't that a bit
like comparing Joyce's Ulysses to a collection of essays because
they're both written in prose?

Jim R

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:41 PM, John Leonard <jleonard at uwo.ca> wrote:
> "The same . . . similar"?  There is slippage there, but your question was:
> "What did Shakespeare write that is comparable to Paradise Lost?"  Well,
> they both wrote great blank verse, so a comparison might start there.  John
> Creaser has written some superb articles on this topic.

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