Edmund Spenser was a notorious English poet known for writing the long allegorical poem The Faerie Queen. Born into a family of very little wealth he was enrolled into the Merchant Taylors’ grammar school. He later went on to study at the University of Cambridge where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1573. The time he spent at Cambridge was undoubtly very crucial for the acquisition of his wide knowledge not only of the Latin and some of the Greek classics but also of the Italian, French
Edmund Spenser vs Virgil and Ariosto Some scholars believe Spenser did not have sufficient education to compose a work with as much complexity as The Faerie Queene, while others are still “extolling him as one of the most learned men of his time”. Scholar Douglas Bush agrees, “scholars now speak less certainly that they once did of his familiarity with ancient literature”. In contrast, Meritt Hughes “finds no evidence that Spenser derived any element of his poetry from any Greek Romance”
liberate, Spenser would not of been able to create his heroic, or epic, poem The Faerie Queene. Without Virgil’s Bucolics, and the later tradition of pastoral poetry in Italy and France, Spenser would not have came up with and written the The Shepheardes Calender. Lastly, without the Latin, Italian, and French examples of the highly traditional marriage ode and the sonnet and canzone forms of Petrarch and succeeding sonneteers, Spenser could not have written his most notable lyric, Epithalamion, and
ABSTRACT Sarcasm is a type of sentiment where people express their negative feelings using positive or intensified positive words in the text. It is a kind of sentiment which acts as an interfering factor in any text that can flip the polarity. While speaking, people often uses heavy tonal stress and certain gestural clues like rolling of the eyes, hand movement, etc. to reveal sarcasm. In the textual data, gestural clues are missing, making sarcasm detection very difficult for an average human
Taylors' School and matriculated as a sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he became a friend of Gabriel Harvey, and later consulted him, despite their differing views on poetry. He published his first important work, The Shepheardes Calender circa 1580. He also worked for courtiers Robert Dudley and Arthur Lord Grey, deputy of Ireland. Ireland is where he wrote most of his masterwork, The Faerie Queene, a multi-part epic poem which commends England and its language. The poem pleased
The history of English poetry stretches from the middle of the 7th century to the present day. Over this period, English poets have written some of the most enduring poems in Western culture, and the language and its poetry have spread around the globe. Consequently, the term English poetry is unavoidably ambiguous. It can mean poetry written in England, or poetry written in the English language. The earliest surviving poetry was likely transmitted orally and then written down in versions that do
INTRODUCTION EDMUND SPENCER Edmund Spenser was an English writer best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic ballad and fantastical moral story commending the Tudor tradition and Elizabeth I. He is perceived as one of the head experts of Modern English verse in its earliest stages, and one of the best artists in the English dialect. Edmund Spenser was conceived in East Smithfield, London around the year 1552 however there is some vagueness as to the careful date of his introduction to the world.