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Comic Effects in "The Faerie Queene"
Analysis of comic effects in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene."
# 131904 | 2,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (World)

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This paper analyzes and critiques several literary techniques used by Edmund Spenser in his work "The Faerie Queene," emphasizing the comic effects. First, the paper describes Spenser's background in a modest London family, and as a student and scholar at Cambridge. It also considers the impact of the Reformation on his works. The paper states that "The Faerie Queene" is Protestant propaganda in a most elaborate allegor,y but for Spenser, human nature was forever in the works, the symbols and beliefs of people most variable or the integrity of what persons undertook.

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"The first four books of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene offer insight into the author's philosophical and religious observations of the society of his day, in ways that are sometimes comic. Much Renaissance literature was allegorical as The Faerie Queene is most definitely. However, much is missed if the comic in Spenser's work is not appreciated in relation to the personality of a most remarkable author whose biography gave him a perhaps broader social and political view than many of the educated or..."

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