Edmund Spenser - Renaissance rhyme scheme and humanist...

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Edmund 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 Thomas More early Renaissance writer, born in 1400s; early purveyor of humanist philosophy; refused to attend Anne Boleyn’s coronation & sign Act of Succession; was arrested, convicted of treason, imprisoned, & beheaded “Utopia” Describes what the perfect society would look like if humanist principles were in place...
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