Study Guide to The Faerie Queene and Other Works by Edmund Spenser

Study Guide to The Faerie Queene and Other Works by Edmund Spenser

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Edmund Spenser, who earned a wide reputation as a poet among English and Irish nobility. Titles in this study guide include The Faerie Queene, The Shepheardes Calender, The Daphnaida, the Amoretti and Epithalamion, The Prothalamion, and Fowre Hymnes.

As a collection of Renaissance literature, Spenser's work contained characters based on historical figures and served to give representations of ethical and political virtues. Moreover, Spenser achieved his philosophical purpose in The Faerie Queene by using allegorical writing and strong recurring themes. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Spenser's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645420903
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Edmund Spenser 1 2) Origin and Purpose of the Work 11 3) The Atmosphere of The Faerie Queene 22 4) Textual Analysis 38 Book I 38 Book II 58 Book III 79 Book IV 102 Book V 122 Book VI 134 The Mutability Cantos 144 5) The Shephearde's Calender 146 6) Daphnaida, Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, and Astrophel 152 7) Amoretti and Epithalamion 155 8) Prothalamion and A View of the Present State of Ireland 158 9) Fowre Hymnes 160 10) Critical Commentary 162 11) Essay Questions and Answers 169 12) Bibliography and Guide to Further Research 187

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