The Caesura in Spenser’s Amoretti LXVII

Festa, Thomas
December 2012
Notes & Queries;Dec2012, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p520
Poetry Review
A critique is presented of the Edmund Spenser poems "Amoretti LXVII," a sonnet about Easter eve, and "The Faerie Queene," about King Arthur, focusing on the poems' caesura and themes of hunting, love, and venery. Free will, symbolism, and imitation in the poems are discussed, and references to humanist poet Petrarch and English poet Thomas Wyatt are mentioned.


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