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EDMUND SPENSER: AMORETTI The Amoretti by Edmund Spenser is one of the great Elizabethan cycles of love poetry. The Amoretti cycle of poems is printed here in full, with each sonnet on its own on a page.

This is beautiful poetry, poems of love, full of Spenser's delicate and intricate way with words. Full of vivid imagery, of the natural world, of the seasons, of suns and mo
Paperback, 124 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Crescent Moon Publishing (first published 2008)
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Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves renaissance poetry or sonnets
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Spenser's poetry is elegant, skillful, witty and complex. It makes you re-appreciate the art of sonnet on an entire new level. But it is not the same kind of witty that you get in Sydney, Wyatt or Shakespeare - it is a completely different kind of sonnet. It's beauty is in it's elegance as well as in content.

When I first read Spenser I thought that his sonnets were beautiful, but as for complexity or wit I was a bit unsure. It took me a couple of readings to truly appreciate what he is doing he
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One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.

"Vain man,"said she, "that dost in vain assay (=try)
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke (=also) my name be wiped out likewise."

"Not so," quoth I, "let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your virtues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens writ
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Poetry Readers Ch...: Spenser's "Amoretti" 3 11 Feb 12, 2012 09:28AM  
Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was an important English poet and Poet Laureate best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.

Though he is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, Spenser is also a controversial figure due to his zeal for the destruction of Irish cultu
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“Leaves, lines, and rhymes, seek her to please alone,
Whom if ye please, I care for other none.”
“Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.”
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