Jon J. Mee: Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830
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While I could be wrong, it seems highly unlikely that a poet would spend all of his time thinking about how best to help you "relate" to his work. Really.
February 20, 2005 | Permalink
Now I'm really disappointed, LP. In great suspense, I click on 'continue reading', and... oh. Nothing there. This is cruel! ;)
February 21, 2005 at 10:43 AM
This reminds me (for some odd reason) of a fellow student in a class on Milton. The student in question (we'll call her Jane), who was a sweet -- if naive, person -- would always take the most flowery interpretation possible of Paradise Lost. I think my professor reached a breaking point when Jane asked about a particular passage, "Well, what was Milton's intention?"
My professor asked the class, "Where is Milton now?"
Someone else replied, "He's dead."
My professor thanked that student for her answer and moved on, feeling that she had answered Jane's question. A couple of weeks later, Jane dropped the class.
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February 21, 2005 at 11:52 AM
For some reason, I can't get the "continue reading" to go away--I've checked to make sure that there's nothing in the continuation field, but Typepad refuses to cooperate. Sorry to be the cause of any anguish :)
February 21, 2005 at 11:54 AM
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