Edmund Spenser is considered one of the preeminent poets of the English language. Video Home All Videos. Podcasts Home All Podcasts. Newsletter Subscribe.
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In doing this Spenser is able to teach to reader an aspect of envy that they may not already know or understand. In his portrayal of envy in book one of The Faerie Queene, Spenser is trying to convey to his readers that people who are envious are trapped in and endless cycle of envy that leads to nothing but unhappiness and misery. His intention was to relate England in the s to a mythical land in which each character had a symbolic meaning as well as the events they were undergoing. He lived in an era where Roman Catholicism was replaced with Protestantism and he dedicated himself to unconsciously teach and educate his readers the Catholic Church was corrupted and was the wrong religion to follow. For this reason, he gave each.
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The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it is one of the longest poems in the English language; it is also the work in which Spenser invented the verse form known as the Spenserian stanza. In Spenser's "Letter of the Authors", he states that the entire epic poem is "cloudily enwrapped in Allegorical devices", and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to "fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline". This royal patronage elevated the poem to a level of success that made it Spenser's defining work. Book I is centered on the virtue of holiness as embodied in the Redcrosse Knight. Largely self-contained, Book I can be understood to be its own miniature epic.
Yeats loved a lady named Maud Gonne because he was attracted to her not only for her beauty but as an Irish native like him. Yeats had a famous poem called The Celtic Twilight. In this poem, Yeats amazed his readers with clever love themes and words as a romantic poet.