[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 22:09:51 EDT 2009

I wasn't aware we needed to limit our uses of the term "poetry" to
Renaissance uses -- the question wasn't who Milton would have
considered the greatest poet, or who he would have defined as a poet,
but who we do.

Jim R

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Derek Wood <dwood at stfx.ca> wrote:
> As Marlene indicates the important distinction in the Renaissance was between:
>                                              fiction             -- i.e. poetry. . .  either prose or verse
>                                                and
>                                              factual 'truth'   --  i.e. history. . . either prose or verse.
> See Sidney at least . . .
> In any case Alan Rudrum's question was about the greatest work of literature. We've had fun but we've been off the point most of the time.
> Derek N. C. Wood,

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