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Transcript of Edmund Spenser
By: Nick Merritt
Chase Cudlipp yuyyyoyyio iioi iiiii Born in 1552 In London
Lived to be 41
Studied at Pembroke Hall in Cambridge where he was a sizar and wrote many of his first works.
Went to The Merchant Taylors' School Unknown. "Spenser, Edmund (c. 1552-1599)." The
Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts. 2004: n.p. SIRS
Renaissance. Web. 01 Apr 2011. Edmund Spenser was born in 1552 the son of John Spenser.
He attended the Merchant Taylors' School and later Cambridge
where he earned his bachelor and masters degree. After leaving
Cambridge he became a secretary for the Bishop of Rochester My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
how comes it then that this her cold so great
is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire,
but harder grows, the more I her entreat?
Or how comes it that my exceeding heat
is not delayed by her heart frozen cold,
but that I burn much more in boiling sweat,
and feel my flames augmented manifold?
What more miraculous thing may be told
that fire, which all thing melts, should harden ice:
and ice which is congealed with senseless cold,
should kindle fire by wonderful device?
Such is the pow'r of love in gentle mind
that it can alter all the course of kind.
My lover is like ice and I am like fire
How comes her coldness is very strong
and does not melt exposed to my fire
instead her coolness becomes colder the closer I come?
Or how comes my hot fire
is not delayed by her frozen cold heart
instead my desire burns the more
and my feelings increase even more?
What kind of miracle can be seen
Fire that melts everything is hardened by ice
and ice that hardens all as cold as stone
alas uses a strange method to control fire
That is the nature of passionate love
that it can change the natural state of everything. In 1579 Spenser was employed by the Earl of Leicester.
That same year married Machabyas Chlyde to whom he
would later have two children. Spenser's next job would be in
Ireland when his boss moved from
England. This was a great
dissapointment to him. In Ireland Spenser
leased property and traveled throughout
the country because of his job. Some of
the imagery used in The Faerie Queen describes
the "Dark Bog" around his house in Ireland. His final job was being the clerk to the Council of Munster
in Dublin. in 1586 Spenser's job position earned him
3,000 acres of land (including a castle) which had been
seized from the Earl of Desmond. In 1594 Spenser remarried
to Elizabeth Boyle which he later wrote about in Amoretti and Epithalamium. In his last years Spenser had to flee his home
after the Queen's army had been defeated in Blackwater by a man Name Hugh O' Neil (who was leading a rebellion. He fled to London where he lived out the rest of his life and died in 1599 A Ditty
A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty
A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty
Amoretti III: The Sovereign Beauty
Amoretti LXVII: Like as a Huntsman
Amoretti LXVIII: Most Glorious Lord of Life
Amoretti LXXIV: Most Happy Letters
Amoretti LXXIX: Men Call you Fair
Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote Her Name
Amoretti XXII: This Holy Season
An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty
An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty
An Hymne In Honour Of Love
An Hymne of Heavenly Love
And is there care in heaven, and is there love
Colin Clouts Come Home Againe
From 'Daphnaida' A Few of His Works... The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser.
The first half was published in 1590, and a second was published in 1596.
The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in
Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language.
It was written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I. Largely symbolic, the poem
follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. What we think of Sonnet 30... Johnson, William. "The struggle between good and evil
in the first book of "The Faerie Queene". English
Studies, Vol. 74, No. 6. (December 1993) p. 507–519 Levin, Richard A. "The Legende of the Redcrosse Knight
and Una, or of the Love of a Good Woman." Studies in
English Literature, 1500-1900, 31:1 (Winter, 1991): 1-24. Davis, Walter. "Spenser and the History of Allegory",
English Literary Renaissance 32.1 (2002): 152-67. Why do you think Edmund Spenser Described himself as Fire and His wife as Ice? Do you think that this poem
has recognized a change in his view of
love? why? Merchant Taylor's School Quotes O happy earth,
Whereon thy innocent feet doe ever tread! Fierce warres and faithful loves shall moralize my song. Ay me, how many perils doe enfold
The righteous man, to make him daily fall! And is there care in Heaven? And is there love
In heavenly spirits to these Creatures bace? How oft do they their silver bowers leave
To come to succour us that succour want! Roses red and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres that in the forrest grew. Fire and Ice follows the typical Spenserian
Sonnet structure. the rhyme scheme follows
the structure abab bcbc cdcd ee. The interlocking rhyme scheme links the three quatrains together. The last like sums up the meaning of the poem. The speaker in Fire and Ice is The husband ( Edmund Spenser) The problem throughout the sonnet is that the one this man loves only gets colder towards him with the more passion he shows towards her
Some literary elements present in Edmund Spenser's Sonnet 30 are the uses of imagery, paradox, and tone to convey the poets' sensations of love in a realistic world. Edmund Spenser uses the metaphorical comparisons of dramatically opposites, fire and ice. The man is fire, who is obsessed for this ice cold hearted woman, which returns nothing. The poem explains why this man can’t get this woman to love him back