Category Archives: Phailosophy

Poetry for the “Why”

The passage in Milton’s Paradise Lost, where the Serpent addresses Eve and uses the deductive power of words to get her to eat the forbidden fruit catches so much about why poetry is written. 1. It uses language in a way that suggests…

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Should critics be able to accomplish what they criticize?

It is not necessary to be an artist, musician, filmmaker or author yourself to be an outstanding critic of creative work in these arts. Critics are analysts and the best ones are expert in their area of critique.  They are able to judge…

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