This week I focused on Caedmon's Christ and Satan perhaps because I don't know how anyone can read it and Paradise Lost and not draw parallels. I mean some of the dialogue is almost word for word. So either Milton was a plagarist, or he was specifically concerned with using it as a model.
This week I tried a slightly different approach, with 1)focusing on a specific topic versus the more general Milton, Satan or Paradise Lost. I also read several articles that focused on the Junius Manuscript. While I only had to respond to one for class, I liked the different perspectives they gave me, although the one that focused on how the "him" pronoun being mistranslated from Caedmon was a bit much.
I enjoy the rhetoric precis model that Professor has given me and honestly wish someone had given it to me years ago. I can definitely see how these responses and the research relates to our conference proposals and ultimate thesis, I am a little unsure of how it will relate to our review, but hopefully more guidelines will come soon. I don't do well with not having the whole thing laid out for me, but I'm anal that way. At least I recognize that and don't let it make me too crazy.