Sonnet 67. Edmund Spenser by Cory, Steve, and Carlos. Edmund Spenser. c. 1552 –1599 Educated in London best known for The Faerie Queene Use of 3 quatrains and a couplet for sonnets Combined Petrarchan and Shakespearan elements. When was it Written?. Written during Elizabethan Era
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Sonnet 67 Edmund Spenser by Cory, Steve, and Carlos
Edmund Spenser c. 1552 –1599 Educated in London best known for The Faerie Queene Use of 3 quatrains and a couplet for sonnets Combined Petrarchan and Shakespearan elements
When was it Written? • Written during Elizabethan Era • Spenser Praised Tutor Dynasty and Elizabeth I • Golden Age and height of English Renaissance • Same time Shakespeare was writing
The speaker is anonymous and can be anyone • It could even be Wiz Khalifa • Intented audience is men pursuing women for love
What is the Message? • When trying to get girls don’t come on too strong at first • Give the girl some space and she will return when comfortable • Play it cool when the lady does come back
Story as an Allegory • a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another. • extended metaphor • presents an idea, principle or meaning, which can be presented in literary form • visual symbolic representation Allegory of Queen Elizabeth
Literary Devices Simile: Like as a huntsman after weary chase • Alliteration: Strange thing, me seemed, to see a beast so wild Assonance: Seeing the game from him escaped away, Sits down to rest him in some shady place
More Literary Terms • Metaphor: Deer= woman Hunter= man Symbolism: • Brooke symbolizes the needs of the deer and how to quench thirst • Women have needs like the deer
Relevance to Elizabethan Era Wiz Khalifa The Elizabethan era was a time when romanticism was popular Just like today, men were pursuing women and trying to win their love Allegories were popular at the time
It is relevant because…. • People still enjoy hearing and listening to love stories.
It is relevant because… 2) There is and always will be the chasing of women by men in stories and reality.
It is relevant because… 3) The text and words used in the writing of this sonnet during the Elizabethan era, can still be understood fairly easily today.