The Literary Horizon: The Aeneid, Paradise Lost

Over this past semester in my Introduction to Creative Writing class, I struggled a lot with poetry. I just have the hardest time trying to piece out the impulse to poeticize from the impulse to write, and I think the class just confused me further. So I’m much more comfortable with epic poetry, so easy to define away from prose and so delightfully old-fashioned, and that’s why, even though I shy away from poetry, two examples have ended up on my reading list.

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