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Edmund Spense1 - Renaissance rhyme scheme and humanist...

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Edmun d Spenser early Renaissance poet; favorite of the royal court; has been called the greatest of the non-dramatic poets of Elizabethan Era; nationalistic and Protestant; died while on a mission back to England (all he ever wanted – to come back home); buried in poet’s corner of Westminster Abbey “The Faerie Queene” Represents very early Renaissance works; still has elements of medieval poets (word spelling; knight goes on quest to fight dragon to win lady love, from Faerie World); does use
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Unformatted text preview: Renaissance rhyme scheme and humanist principles A View of the Present State of Ireland apology for British colonial repression of the Irish Sir Walter Raleigh poet who was also an explorer; visited the New World (Raleigh, NC named after him) “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” Response to Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love;” lover is unpleased with shepherd’s offer since she could gain those things on her own...
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