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Spenser, Edmund

Line breaks: Ed¦mund Spen|ser
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛnsə
 
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Definition of Spenser, Edmund in English:

( Circa 1552–99), English poet. He is best known for his allegorical romance The Faerie Queene (1590; 1596), celebrating Queen Elizabeth I and written in the Spenserian stanza.

Derivatives

Spenserian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • I have, of course, been guilty of many longer poems, certainly not long poems in the Miltonic sense, in the Spenserian sense.
  • Burrow shows how the Virgilian and Ovidian strains are not necessarily at odds in the Spenserian text, and how Ovid is such a key figure.
  • First performed and published in 1592, two years after the appearance of the first three books of The Faerie Queene, The Spanish Tragedy represents the theatrical translation of the Spenserian world view.

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