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Sonnet 30 of Edmund Spenser’s Amoretti extends his depiction of his relationship with his future wife, Elizabeth Boyle. In this particular poem, Spenser juxtaposes his “hot desyre” with Boyle’s...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2021 3:20 pm UTC

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A discussion of Spenser as a love poet on the basis of his Amoretti love sonnets requires a discussion of Spenser's courtship of Elizabeth Boyle. Spenser fell in love with Elizabeth, but Elizabeth...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010 6:16 am UTC

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Spenser's sonnets in his Amoretti sonnet cycle reveal a complexity that foretells that of the then upcoming Epithelamion. Spenser accomplished (at least) two ends with his Amoretti: (1) he...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 4:58 am UTC

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The components of the word amoretti literally break down this way: amor, meaning love, and etti, meaning small or little. So the Amoretti sonnets signify the "little love" poems written by Edmund...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2019 8:42 pm UTC

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Spenser is writing about love thwarted or unrequited love in Amoretti Sonnet 34. The meaning of "unrequited love" is unreciprocated and unreturned loved: the one Spenser loves loves him not in...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2011 2:55 am UTC

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Sonnet 54 is from Spenser's Amoretti sonnet cycle (also called sonnet sequence). The conceit of the cycle is Spenser's unrequited love for Elizabeth Boyle, who being much younger, scorns the idea...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2012 4:18 pm UTC

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Edmund Spenser’s talents as a love poet are very much on display in his sonnet sequence titled Amoretti. Two representative poems from that sequence are sonnets 19 and 37. In sonnet 19, the male...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2011 6:15 am UTC

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I believe that this question is specifically asking about Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser. This is the sonnet that begins with "One day I wrote her name upon the strand." The speaker of the poem wrote...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2018 3:43 pm UTC

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Edmund Spenser's Amoretti and Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella are both sonnet collections written in the Renaissance. The main difference between the themes of the two collections stems...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2018 6:04 pm UTC

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Spenser's Amoretti Sonnet 75 is structured with three quatrains (four line stanzas) and a couplet to comprise the fourteen lines of the sonnet form--as prescribed by the original sonneteer,...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:57 pm UTC

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Edmund Spenser's Sonnet 75, from the sequence "Amoretti", is often compared to Shakespeare's Sonnet 55, "Not marble, nor the gilded monuments ..." but is actually more somber and reflective and...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2015 1:12 pm UTC

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In his Amoretti Spenser develops a unique sonnet form. The sonnet came to England primarily through the sonnets of Italian poet, Petrarch, the premier sonnet writer of Italy. Petrarch's sonnets...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010 7:05 am UTC

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Here are three poetic devices used in Sonnet 27 of Amoretti by Edmund Spenser: 1) Apostrophe Apostrophe refers to a type of poem which directly addresses a person or thing which is absent. Sonnet...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2020 1:42 am UTC

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One thing to note about Spenser's Amoretti is that the sonnets address and praise a potential lover in a realistic rather than an overly idealized way. Sonnet 10 is part of the first section of...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2013 8:48 pm UTC

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This is quite a broad question, as Sir Philip Sidney wrote an entire sonnet cycle, Astrophel and Stella, as did Edmund Spenser, whose sonnet cycle was titled Amoretti. Here I will explore the basic...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 4:36 am UTC

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Sonnet 75 from Edmund Spenser’s Amoretti sequence and sonnet 116 from Shakespeare’s collection of sonnets both use a number of similar literary devices. Among those devices are the following: Line...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2011 3:20 am UTC

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Spenser and Shakespeare both speak of love in their sonnets. They differ however in that Spenser's Amoretti sonnets were written for a woman who would not return his love until much time had...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 12:43 am UTC

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Spenser wrote his sonnet sequence (also called sonnet cycle), Amoretti, when he was unsuccessfully courting Elisabeth Boyle in Ireland where he had been granted land holdings. At this time, Spenser...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 6:54 pm UTC

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Spenser's Amoretti was published in 1595 and Raleigh's "What is Our Life" may have been written in 1612 (Raleigh lived from 1554 - 1618). Shakespeare's As You Like It was written between 1598 and...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2013 1:08 am UTC

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I will go through this quickly and hopefully get you started. Spenser's sonnet 75 celebrates his beloved. He happily writes her name on the "strand," only to have the ocean wash it away. She says...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019 5:28 pm UTC

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"Sonnet 78" is part of Spenser's Amoretti, a sonnet sequence of 88 sonnets, which, along with Epithalamion (1595), is believed to memorialize his courtship and marriage to Elizabeth Boyle. "Sonnet...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2014 5:20 pm UTC

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Amoretti 88 is part of the sequence that follows Elizabeth Boyle's long awaited and dearly hoped for acceptance of Spenser's suit for her hand in marriage. Elizabeth was to become Spenser's second...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 7:28 am UTC

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The nature of a sonnet is that the problem raised in the first part (the first quatrain in a Spenserian sonnet) is resolved in the last part (the third quatrain in a Spenserian sonnet) and strongly...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010 5:36 am UTC

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Spenser's Amoretti is a sonnet cycle that is a fictionalized celebration of his relationship with Elizabeth Boyle, which started in late November 1592 with the beginning of their courtship and...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 6:42 pm UTC

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In the opening line, the speaker uses personification to personify the paper that he used to write his love letter. He personifies the paper as "innocent." In the second line, the speaker says that...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2021 5:22 pm UTC

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This sonnet in Amoretti is a description of the speaker's own work: meaning the leaves (pages), lines of verse, and rhymes that constitute his verse. The poet's love is pictured holding the book,...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 6:10 am UTC

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I'm pretty sure the lines you're thinking of are from Sonnet 26 in Edmund Spenser's Amoretti. Lines 11-12 run: "For easy things, that may be got at will, / Most sorts of men do set but little...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2010 7:05 am UTC

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In this poem (Amoretti Sonnet XXXIV) Spenser is writing about unrequited love. In the poem, the speaker says that he can only wander around, burdened by his cares, sad and comfortless because the...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2011 6:31 am UTC

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The nature of a thesis statement is that it asserts a specific and unique idea that the writer has regarding the literary (or other) text under discussion. Let's start by clarifying the nature and...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 8:32 pm UTC

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