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.
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. ...
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...
Browse through Edmund Spenser's poems and quotes. 177 poems of Edmund Spenser. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical a.
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.
Edmund Spenser’s Amoretti is one of the greatest of the Elizabethan sonnet sequences; after Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella (which was the first great sonnet sequence in English), it is perhaps the greatest of all. Sonnet LXXV from Amoretti, beginning ‘One day I wrote her name upon the strand’, is probably the most famous…
Synopsis. Edmund Spenser published his first important work, The Shepheardes Calender circa 1580. He also worked for courtiers Robert Dudley and Arthur Lord Grey, deputy of Ireland.
Edmund Spenser composed Amoretti in the 1590s, probably influenced by the publication, in 1591, of Astrophil and . Stella, the sonnet sequence by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86). Astrophil and Stella was the first long sonnet sequence composed in English ...
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