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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Thanks to Dennis for explaining many of
the problems with diagramming <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Milton</st1:place></st1:City>&#8217;s
universe, or whatever we&#8217;re going to call it.&nbsp; The trick for me,
however, is that my students are so visual, and a few well-chosen pictorial
aids, however imperfect, can go a long way towards orienting them in _<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Paradise Lost</span></i>_. &nbsp;That said, I&#8217;ll
now preface this unit with some big disclaimers.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Thanks as well to Angelica, Russell,
Caroline, and Michael, for the Hughes diagram link.&nbsp; Like Michael, I find
it inaccurate in many respects, yet I also see ways it could be usefully
problematized for class discussion.&nbsp; &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Does anyone know if any _<i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Paradise Lost</span></i>_ illustratations do justice
to the scope and complexity of his multiverse? And, are there any contemporary
artists now at work who might welcome such a challenge? &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Best,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Tim Burbery<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>Dr. Timothy J. Burbery<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>Professor of English<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><font size=2
  color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>Marshall</span></font></st1:PlaceName><font
 size=2 color=blue><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'> <st1:PlaceName
 w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceName></span></font></st1:place><o:p></o:p></p>

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  color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>One
  John Marshall Drive</span></font></st1:address></st1:Street><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><font size=2
  color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>Huntington</span></font></st1:City><font
 size=2 color=blue><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">WV</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">25755-2646</st1:PostalCode></span></font></st1:place><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>304.696.2369<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'><a href="mailto:burbery@marshall.edu">burbery@marshall.edu</a></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;color:blue'>&quot;Limitation makes for power: the
strength of the genie comes from his being confined in a bottle.&quot; Richard
Wilbur </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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