'So liuely and so like, that liuing sence it fayld': enargeia and ekphrasis in The Faerie Queene

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Title: 'So liuely and so like, that liuing sence it fayld': enargeia and ekphrasis in The Faerie Queene
Authors: Grogan, Jane
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7738
Date: 2009
Abstract: In the Letter to Ralegh accompanying the 1590 Books of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser explains that precisely because his poem is ‘a continued allegory, or darke conceit, I haue thought good aswell for auoyding of gealous opinions and misconstructions, as also for your better light in reading thereof... to discouer vnto you the general intention and meaning, which in the whole course thereof I haue fashioned’. In using these terms, Spenser signals his understanding of allegory as a challenging, esoteric discipline, one for which his readers will need this clarification.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: Word and Image
Volume: 25
Issue: 2
Start page: 166
End page: 177
Copyright (published version): 2009 Taylor and Francis
Subject LCSH: Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599
Poetics--16th century
DOI: 10.1080/02666280802260215
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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