Sir Philip Sidney and an Analysis of Six of his Poems Essay

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Everyone in this world starts somewhere, thousands of new beginnings each day, a new story drafted every moment. A story can be written, told by mouth, or acted out, but it is the original telling, the occurrence of such a story, which remains the most engaging and interesting, leading to the stories that will be told long after the characters are gone. With each birth a new story begins, with each achievement the plot of a story is established, and with each death a story is passed on. Some people create more stories than their own, weaving their words into a tale of their choosing. All of these stories are equally significant, some more popular than others are told often, some are shared only amongst few, and yet these stories all…show more content…
While traveling he viewed the massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day, an extremely gory group of assassinations that resulted in many deaths, resulting in the reinforcement of his protestant beliefs. After returning from his adventures through Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris and Venice, he was recalled to court by the Queen. He joined court upon his homecoming in 1575, and later became known as one of the ideal gentlemen of the time period, his chivalrous manner and personality that of the perfect courtier. He was a great favorite and became greatly respected in his position. In 1576 Sidney succeeded his father as cupbearer to Queen Elizabeth, which was a purely ceremonial duty, and a year later the Queen gave him a diplomatic mission of traveling to the German Emperor and the Prince of Orange to present Elizabeth’s condolences on the death of their fathers. He was to find out if they would be open to the formation of a Protestant alliance against Catholic Spain. This mission as a diplomat was not as successful as he had hoped because he came back far more hopeful and optimistic than the other diplomats, and the Queen was not as confident in his reply as in the replies from other representatives. Philip continued in politics and entertained foreign visitors and diplomats. Philip was quite intelligent, and was able to discuss chemistry, science, art, literature, poetry, law, religion, history, politics and military with ease.
In 1579 Sir Philip Sidney

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