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The Faerie Queene | Study Guide

Edmund Spenser

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Overview

Author

Edmund Spenser

Years Published

1590–96

Type

Epic Poem

Genre

Allegory, Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

The Faerie Queene is narrated in the first person. Though the speaker does not take part in the poem's action, the speaker is still omniscient, or all-knowing.

Tense

The Faerie Queene is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The poem takes place in the imaginary realm of Faery land. The "Faerie Queene" Gloriana represents the real Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533–1603), the leader for whom Spenser wrote the poem.

Summary

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