Posts Tagged: Edmund Spenser

The Way That Poetry Works: Holdfast by Christian Anton Gerard

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In his searing, soulful second collection, Gerard uses the language that is poetry to invite the reader in to the experience of his darkest and brightest moments. ...more

The Dreamer Gazing

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Using examples like John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim Progress and Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Laura Miller analyzes our modern concept of what an “allegory” is, in comparison to how the word has historically been used to describe literature, and how it originated:

Allegorical reading requires sustaining both image and meaning in the reader’s mind, as equally valued components of the work.

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