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The Faerie Queene, Book One by Edmund Spenser
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Mar 31, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, poetry
Read from April 01 to 19, 2012

I had to read this for uni, and I wasn't too keen on it to begin with. Whilst I like Renaissance works, I hate having to sit down and figure out what the hell is going on. Also, poerty is not really my thing.

However, I did find myself quite liking the poetry - it had a nice, soft rhythm that was easy to get into, and made parts of the text just fly by.

However, I found large segments of it confusing, and I couldn't figure out who was which "he" or "her", and I got a little lost in the plot line. I had to look up a synopsis to fully appreciate what was going on.

Still, a decent read, glad I made it all the way through. Some parts had beautiful description and made for an enjoyable read.

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