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Epithalamion

The Epithalamion is a beautiful love poem by the famous Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser that celebrates his intense courtship and marriage to Elizabeth Boyle. Epithalamion is known for its rich and...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2012 2:15 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

“Epithalamion” is a type of lyric poem known as a Spenserian sonnet. It was written by Spenser, so that makes sense. In a Spenserian sonnet, “the rhyme scheme is abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee”...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2013 8:29 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

Spencer employed the depiction of Greek gods and goddesses to describe his marriage and events of that particular day. Although the marriage refers to aspects of Greek mythology as the events...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2015 1:24 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

An epithalamion is a poem celebrating marriage, so the main theme of Spenser's Epithalamion is to celebrate and invoke a blessing on a marriage. The speaker asks the muses for a blessing, awakes...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2021 9:42 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

"Epithalamion" is a long lyric poem written by Edmund Spenser in celebration of his marriage to Elizabeth Boyle. The word itself means "marriage song," coming from two Greek words that mean "upon"...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 3:09 am UTC

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Epithalamion

In the early 1590s, the widowed Edmund Spenser wooed and won Elizabeth Boyle, who married him in 1594. The following year, Spenser published a small volume that included the sonnet sequence...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2017 11:23 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

Edmund Spenser published Epithalamion in 1595 (Hollander and Kermode 323). In Greek epithalamion means marriage-song (literally "at the wedding chamber".) Spenser took his form for this poem from...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2009 11:54 am UTC

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Epithalamion

Critics have found many meanings, public and private, in Edmund Spenser's "Epithalamion" but what the poem is most clearly and unequivocally is a marriage song. It was addressed to Spenser's young...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 1:40 pm UTC

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Epithalamion

In the "Prothalamion" Spenser celebrates the forthcoming nuptials of Elizabeth and Katherine Somerset, the daughters of the Earl of Worcester. The two sisters are to be married to Henry Guilford...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 9:24 am UTC

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Epithalamion

In Epithalamion Spenser celebrates the full cycle of life as it ranges from hours of a day (23 stanzas + 1 envoi) to the summer solstice ("With Barnaby the bright") to the movement of seasons,...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 2:52 am UTC

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Epithalamion

The link below will give you the most in-depth summary of this poem by e.e. cummings, but generally speaking, it is a long poem (24 stanzas of 8 lines each) all about the 24 hours of the poet's...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2010 3:24 am UTC

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Epithalamion

Edmund Spenser's poem, Epithalamion is a poem about his wedding. As has been the custom of poets for many years long before Spenser's time, love and marriage have been popular topics. Spenser was...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 4:28 am UTC

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Epithalamion

An epithalamion is a type of poem that has its origin in Greek nuptial day celebration poetry. Spenser wrote his Epithalamion to celebrate his wedding day although it was written three years after...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 2:36 am UTC

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Epithalamion

Edmund Spenser's Epithalamion is a wedding song, and in it, Spenser skillfully and intricately blends pagan, Christian, and local traditions. Let's look at how he does this. Pagan mythology is...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2021 1:56 pm UTC

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