Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Discussory Channel Presents: Canonical Face-Off



Shakespeare was a playwright who wrote some of England's greatest dramas. Milton was a poet who wrote what is disputably the greatest poem in English. But whose words had greater power? On Discussory Channel's Canonical Face-Off today, we'll see Shakespeare and Milton pitted against one another in a wild poetry slam to answer once and for all this overwhelming question.

(Bets to be Placed in Comments)

Inspired by a Milton List Discussion

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At 5:58 AM, Blogger Le Mc said...

I can just envision the smackdown.

(Found this through the Milton list.)

At 7:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It should definitely be exciting.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's a "poetry" slam, Shakespeare better start writing poetry as soon as climbs out of his grave, because his body of "poetry" has been weighed and found wanting.

(TKO right after the bell rings... think Muhammad Ali/Sonny Liston.)


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Shakespeare is already rolling over in his grave, generating energy to take on Mr. Milton.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a choice! There are some weird opinions on the Milton list.

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Right there are . . . which is why I fit right in.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can either of them be the greatest, when none of them wrote about dinosaurs or spaceships??

Truly, I don't understand.

At 4:43 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yes, and it's particularly mystifying that Milton fails to mention dinosaurs in his Edenic world. Quite an oversight.

Jeffery Hodges

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