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weekly paper #1 ENG346 - Sabrina Baez ENG 346 9/8/2011...

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Sabrina Baez Baez 1 ENG 346 9/8/2011 Weekly Page #1 Sir Walter Raleigh’s “A Vision Upon This Conceipt of the Faery Queene” Sir Walter Raleigh’s sonnet about the fairy queen is actually more of a revision of Edmund Spencer’s poem about Elizabethan mythology. It was first introduced to Sir Walter Raleigh in a letter to him from Edmund Spencer in which he describes the virtues of Arthurian knights such as; Holiness, Temperance, Chastity, Friendship, Justice, and Courtesy. There are a lot of political references involved in the poem with allegories to Queen Elizabeth as the Fairy Queen Gloriana and references to King Arthur. In Edmund Spencer’s poem there is a long story pertaining each of the virtues, Sir Walter Raleigh manages to reenact all of those virtues in a simple fourteen line sonnet. Instead of focusing on all the different little parts, of Spencer’s poem Raleigh focuses mainly on Arthur’s story about how he loves the Faery Queene. Apparently this was done because Raleigh believed Edmund Spencer compared him with Arthur.
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENGL 346 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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