[Milton-L] Re: orthodoxy / briefly on Dante

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Jan 24 16:19:44 EST 2010



Dario Rivarossa wrote:
> 
> >Dante (...) it seems to me that even with the first lines (losing the
> path) he assumes we have lost it with him. It's not a unique path,
> it's the path all humans travel.
> 
> Yeah, absolutely. "We" are taught THAT from the secondary school on,
> sometimes even earlier
> ;-)

And _your_ tone here is Miltonic ratehr than Dantean! You force your
reader to decide whether your claim is literal or sarcastic, whether in
eithr case it is correct, and so forth.

Carrol


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