At a glance:
- Author: Edmund Spenser
- First Published: 1579
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Pastoral
- Time of Work: 1500’s
- Setting: The English countryside
- Genres: Poetry, Pastoral, Eclogue
- Subjects: Mythology or myths, Rural or country life, Poetry or poets, England or English people, Gods or goddesses, Sixteenth century, Shepherds, Seasons
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Colin Clout, a shepherd who falls in love with Rosalinde, who treats his affection rudely and thus causes him to become depressed and melancholy. Frustrated by Rosalinde’s lack of response, Colin breaks his pipe, on which he had sought to play songs of love that would win her approval. His friend Hobbinoll notices his distress and composes a song about Colin’s plight, recalling to his friend Thenot a song that Colin composed in honor of the queen. Colin’s poetic gifts are celebrated by Hobbinoll, and at the urging of his friend,...
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