• The Passionate to His Love
    To his love by Edmund Spenser What distinguishes Spenser's poem from earlier poetry is the personal note it strikes. The poet places himself in the centre of the poem, telling us about his personal situation, emotions and convictions. Such poetry, which expresses the poet's emotions, is called...
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  • Edmund Spenser
    the theme of the poem by comparing the eternalness of love and death to the brevity of life and humanity. Spenser uses the rhyme scheme of this poem to create a contrast between earthly ideas and objects that will eventually be destroyed and heavenly ones that will last forever. The first two...
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  • Beowulf
    Shakespeare's sonnet has the same theme as Sonnet 75 by Spenser: the poet makes his beloved immortal by means of his poetry. This theme is a conventional one in Elizabethan sonnets. But Shakespeare and Spenser treat it in an original and individual manner. Spenser starts from a concrete situation...
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  • Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser
    romances in English literature, The Faerie Queene. The poem tells the stories of six knights, each representing a particular moral virtue. Spenser was innovative in devising a new verse form, in mixing features of the Italian romance and the classical epic, and in using archaic English words. Move...
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  • Semester Poetry
    begin with, in what follows immediately, we will examine some aspects of the sonnet and of the courtly love tradition, which Spenser was part of. 10.1.1 The Sonnet An important point to remember while reading the poems and the following notes is that the sonnet is fundamentally a short lyric, a...
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  • sonnet 75
    “Sonnet 75” by Edmund Spenser What distinguishes Spenser’s poem from earlier poetry is the personal note it strikes. Sonnet 75 was written in 1595 by Edmund Spenser. His Imagination creates a picture of tender young love through the conversation between his lady and himself, absorbed in each...
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  • Faerie Queene
    reader. J.R Lowell remarks: “The service that Spenser did to literature by his exquisite sense of harmony is incalculable” Spenser made another innovation in the epic tradition by using avant-garde themes. Before the Faerie Queene all epics had grand, godly themes and a common reader could...
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  • Religious Belief in Sonnet 55 by Shakespeare
    dominant theme that poetry can overcome time and eternize a person with his virtues. As a Christian, some poems of Shakespeare reflect not only this theme, but also his religious belief. In Sonnet 55, Shakespeare praises the power of poetry over material world, shows the power of love to eternize a person...
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  • Sonnet 30 Analysis
    Spenser uses the metaphorical comparisons of dramatically opposites, fire and ice. The man is fire, who is obsessed for this ice cold hearted woman, which returns nothing. The poem explains why this man can’t get this woman to love him back. The author uses stylistic devices, theme, and tone to emphasize...
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  • Sonnet 34 by Edmund Spenser
    , Spenser describes the sentiments of a broken heart through words cleverly chosen. The author makes use of meaningful lexicon to complement with the tone of the sonnet which makes the reader feel identified with universal themes like affection, misery and hope. In our opinion, we greatly enjoyed the poem since Spenser succeeded in conveying his ideas and the message was clearly exposed. Balvorín, Carla. Navarreta, Carolina. Ortiz, Ma. Fernanda....
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  • Petrarchan Sonnet in Sidney and Spenser
    PETRARCHAN SONNET IN SIDNEY AND SPENSER Petrarch’s Canzoniere is a collection of 366 lyrical poems with different forms and themes. It can be considered as the lyrical expression of the inner tormented status of the poet. The main theme of the work is the love for Laura. Petrarch express through...
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  • History of the Sonnet and History of Shakespeare
    . William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language. Among his many works, he wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems. His sonnets are a collection of 154 poems that deal with such themes as...
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  • Sonnet 75
    our inheritance in consequence of the original sin of Adam and Eve. Indeed, Spenser ends his sonnet by positing a Christian resurrection which will "later life renew". By contrast, Christian sentiment does not feature in Shakespeare's poem, and we would not take Shakespeare to be a pagan worshipper of...
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  • The Nature of Love in Sonnets
    were mainly focused on love because it was firstly written about love. Sonnets are considered to be love poems even though afterwards some other writers wrote about their choice of topic. Shakespeare and Spenser were passionate about love and even received love; writing sonnets was a way for them to...
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  • Life of Edmund Spenser
    long after his death in 1633. He did publish at this time Fowre Hymnes (1596), poems in honor of love and beauty. For a double wedding of two daughters of the nobility in 1596, Spenser composed the “Prothalamion,” one of his loveliest shorter lyrical poems. Again disappointed of royal patronage, he...
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  • The Evolution of the English Sonnet or the Corruption of the Italian Sonnet
    French DuBellay (1525-1560) Themes: • Loves the deer/dear pun • A number of traditional Petrarchan themes appear: an elusive mistress, beautiful features, Ovidian myth • Unlike Petrarch and Wyatt, Spenser makes his mistress submissive and receptive Structure: • Increases the number of...
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  • Shakespeare's Sonnets: the Theme of Love
    Shakespeare's poems are the monument of a remarkable genius but they are also the monuments of a remarkable age. The greatness of Shakespeare's achievement was largely made possible by the work of his immediate predecessors, Sidney and Spenser. <br> <br>Shakespeare's sonnets are intensely personal...
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  • The British Renaissance Produced Many Types of Literature and Was Infl
    her reply and jokingly refuses him her love. The themes of age, weather and the seasons, and materialism all appear in the two poems. Though, both authors use them differently to show how love should be attained. Love should be attained by use of the heart. This theory is the premise of...
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  • Spenser
    delight (III.i.47-48) The theme of battle fought for love and the involvement of magical characters and mystical places express to the reader how Spenser was clearly influenced by the romance genre. However, The Faerie Queene also differs from the typical medieval romances in the way that Spenser...
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  • What Was the Renaissance Like
    themes. -Courtly love: love as pain (unrequested); love as a labyrinth; love as passion stronger than will; loves as chains – you cannot escape. -Art. -Time: poetry could stop the passage of time – preserve a particular moment. -Death...
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