Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Christopher Marlowe was born in 1564, the year of William Shakespeare's birth. He is the eldest son of a shoemaker. At 23, he went to London and became one of the most important dramatist before William Shakespeare. Marlowe worked on tragedy and...
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 lyri...
“The Evolution of Love”:
A Comparison and Contrast Essay on Literature Before the 1700s
When comparing literature from the medieval times all the way to the mid 17th century, one could easily state that the portrayal of love was one of the most popular themes depicted in that era. Although...
by Edmund Spenser figurative devices theme
My love is like to ice, and I to fire: simile comparing his love for her to fire, hers for him to ice
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved throu...
Topic :Amoretti LXXV (Edmund Spenser)
This sonnet seems to be about the author’s attempts to immortalize his wife or the love of his life. Spenser starts the poem with a quatrain recalling an incident that could have happened any summer day at the seaside. He writes his love’s name in the sand...
John Donne's Poetic Philosophy of Love By Dr. David Naugle Stand still, and I will read to thee, A lecture, love, in love's philosophy.
—John Donne, “Lecture upon the Shadow”
For the enormously complex and vexed John Donne (1572-1631), the one in whom all “contraries meet,” (Holy Sonne...
Spenser, Edmund (1552?-1599), great English poet, who bridged the medieval and Elizabethan periods, and who is most famous for his long allegorical romance, The Faerie Queene.
II. Life and Works
Spenser was born in London, where he attended the Merchant Ta...
Define courtly love, what are its major themes. Discuss two or three of these themes as presented in sonnets written by different poets.
The theme of the 16th century sonnets was courtly love. It is the traditional love which is not necessarily lived and derived from the 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>Shakespeare's sonnets are intensely personal a...
‘Analyze How Poets Have Used the Sonnet Form to Explore Ideas About Love and Mortality’
Sonnets have been used to paint a detailed picture of human emotion, tradition and culture, through the centuries. Originally, they began in the 14th century and each era inherited the collections of fourtee...
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell is a love poem from the period of the renaissance. The poem appears in rhyming couplets which is different than the typical love poems, seen in sonnet form that we are used to from that time. The rhyming couplets are our first clue that this poem is not your typ...
Write an essay on the nature of love as it is represented in two sonnets from the reader. Why do you think the sonnet form lends itself to talking about love?
During the 13th century, literature was mainly focused on love. It is evident in Spenser’s and Shakespeare’s sonnets because they believ...
Pastoral Poems and Sonnets
RL 2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. RL 5 Analyze how an author’s choice...
As a modern poem”The Wasteland”
“Eliot’s Waste Land is I think the justification of the ‘movement,’ of our modern experiment, since 1900,” wrote Ezra Pound shortly after the poem was published in 1922. T.S. Eliot’s poem describes a mood of deep disillusionment stemming both from th...
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“William Wordsworth as an ardent lover of nature”- Explanation of the poet as a nature-lover in reference to the critical appreciation of his poem ‘Tintern Abbey’--
…ON BASIS OF REFERENCE TO -‘Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting The Banks of the Wye During A Tour July...