SPENSER- THE FAERIE QUEEN



The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596The Faerie Queeneis notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language. It is an allegorical work, written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's "A Letter of the Authors," he states that the entire epic poem is "cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devises," and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to “fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline.”






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One Response to this post

  1. Celestial Elf on 18 februarie 2012, 11:37

    I thought you might enjoy machinima film about the folk song Scarborough Fair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0b0AcCtnVo
    along with my speculative conjecture that this may have arisen from Spencer's Faerie Queene
    http://bit.ly/zl4P2L
    Best Wishes.

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