Faerie Queene


Faerie Queene
a long poem (1590–6) by Edmund Spenser. It was written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I and its imaginary characters and events represent moral values. It is Spenser’s best-known poem. The style of writing had a strong influence on the development of English poetry, and the pattern of rhymes in each verse was used by many later poets.

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  • Faerie Queene, The — /kween/ a chivalric romance in verse (1590 96) by Edmund Spenser …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Faerie Queene — is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser, published first in three books in 1590, and later in six books in 1596. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza. It is an allegorical work, written… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) Faerie Queene — The Faerie Queene [The Faerie Queene] a long poem (1590–6) by Edmund Spenser. It was written in praise of Queen ↑Elizabeth I and its imaginary characters and events represent moral values. It is Spenser’s best known poem. The style of writing had …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Faerie Queene — La Reine des fées  Pour l’article homonyme, voir The Fairy Queen, opéra de Henry Purcell.  Una et le Lion, par Briton Rivière La Reine de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The faerie Queene — La Reine des fées  Pour l’article homonyme, voir The Fairy Queen, opéra de Henry Purcell.  Una et le Lion, par Briton Rivière La Reine de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The faerie queene — La Reine des fées  Pour l’article homonyme, voir The Fairy Queen, opéra de Henry Purcell.  Una et le Lion, par Briton Rivière La Reine de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • faerie — n. (also faery) archaic 1 Fairyland; the fairies esp. as represented by Spenser (the Faerie Queene). 2 (attrib.) visionary, fancied. Etymology: var. of FAIRY …   Useful english dictionary


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