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Subject: [Milton-L] I had to share this
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 18:00:04 -0400 From: Margaret Thickstun
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From a student paper:

Milton states, "it is my opinion that the power of eloquence is most
manifest when it deals with subjects which rouse no particular
enthusiasm" (Prolusion 7).  He believes one is truly seen as eloquent
when they can keep the attention of the audience on a subject that is
not necessarily interesting.  Milton's theory works as a  valid
explanation for why he chose to write Paradise Lost.

Have a great end-of-semester everyone!

Margaret Thickstun Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English Hamilton
198 College Hill Rd Clinton, NY 13323

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