Edmund Spenser

NOUN
  1. English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)
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How To Use Edmund Spenser In A Sentence

  • the Spenserian stanza was introduced by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene
  • Edmund Spenser in his Amoretti sonnets compares his love with a spotted panther who attracts with beauty but shows no mercy and is cruel.
  • In one of the best-known early examples of English anxiety about the mantle, Edmund Spenser writes in A View of the Present State of Ireland that the mantle is handy for Irishwomen, for following her "lewd exercise, when she hath filled her vessel, under it she can hide both her burden and her blame" (qtd. in Jones and Stallybrass, 166). Irish Odalisques and Other Seductive Figures: Thomas Moore
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