Edmund Spenser (/ ˈ s p ɛ n s ər /; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Edmund Spenser: Edmund Spenser, English poet whose long allegorical poem The Faerie Queene is one of the greatest in the English language. It was written in what came to be called the Spenserian stanza. Little is certainly known about Spenser. He was related to a noble Midlands family of Spencer, whose fortunes
To understand Edmund Spenser's place in the extraordinary literary renaissance that took place in England during the last two decades of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, it is helpful to begin with the remarks of the foremost literary critic of the age, Sir Philip Sidney. In The Defence of Poetry, (1595), written in the early 1580s, Sidney looked back on the history of English literature and sees...
Edmund Spenser was born in 1552 or 1553. No documentation exists to establish his exact date of birth, but the year is known in part due to Spenser's own poetry. In Amoretti Sonnet 60, Spenser writes that he is forty-one years old. We know this poem was published in 1594 (and written only shortly ...
Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599), one of the greatest and most influential poets of the Elizabethan Age dedicated his longest and most famous work The Faerie Queene (1596) to Queen Elizabeth I; Vpon a great aduenture he was bond, That greatest Gloriana to him gaue, That greatest Glorious Queene of Faerie lond,
The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser.Books I–III were first published in 1590, and then republished in 1596 together with books IV–VI. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it is one of the longest poems in the English language as well as the work in which Spenser invented the verse form known as the Spenserian stanza. ...
Epithalamion is an ode written by Edmund Spenser as a gift to his bride, Elizabeth Boyle, on their wedding day. The poem moves through the couples' wedding day, from the groom's impatient hours before dawn to the late hours of night after the husband and wife have consummated their marriage. Spenser ...
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Epithalamion: Epithalamion, marriage ode by Edmund Spenser, originally published with his sonnet sequence Amoretti in 1595. The poem celebrates Spenser’s marriage in 1594 to his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle, and it may have been intended as a culmination of the sonnets of Amoretti. Taken as a whole, the group of
EDMUND SPENSER, English poet, author of The Faery Queen, was born in London about the year 1552.The received date of his birth rests on a passage in sonnet lx. of the Amoretti.He speaks there of having lived forty-one years; the Amoretti was published in 1595, and described on the titlepage as "written not long since"; this would make the year of his birth 1552 or 1553.