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The Elizabethan courtier poets the poems and their contexts by Steven W. May

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Published by University of Missouri Press in Columbia .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • England

Subjects:

  • Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Relations with courts and courtiers,
  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism,
  • Literature and society -- England -- History -- 16th century,
  • Courts and courtiers in literature,
  • Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-392) and indexes.

StatementSteven W. May.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR535.C69 M3 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 407 p. :
Number of Pages407
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1880163M
ISBN 100826207499
LC Control Number90040652

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  "Elizabethan Courtier Poets" surveys the principal poetic works of the courtier group, the motives for their composition (with special attention to the role of verse in the competition for the Queen's favor) and the ways in which courtly litterateurs influenced or failed to influence both one another and out-of-court poets. The analysis is more Cited by: "Elizabethan Courtier Poets" surveys the principal poetic works of the courtier group, the motives for their composition (with special attention to the role of verse in the competition for the Queen's favor) and the ways in which courtly litterateurs influenced or failed to influence both one another and out-of-court poets. The analysis is more 5/5(1).   An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The Elizabethan courtier poets: the poems and their contexts Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This : Although the term "courtier poet" is widely used in discussions of Elizabethan literature, it has never been carefully defined. In this study, Steven isolates the elite social environment of the court by defining the words "court" and "courtier" as they were understood by Tudor aristocrats.

Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available George Gascoigne: Elizabethan Courtier, Soldier, and Poet Charles Tyler Prouty Snippet view - George Gascoigne: Elizabethan courtier, soldier, and poet. Poetry was popular among the courtiers, and Elizabeth herself wrote poems. One of England's most promising young poets, Sir Philip Sidney (–), the nephew of the Earl of Leicester, was considered the ideal Elizabethan courtier. Edmund Spenser (–), author of The Faerie Queene, was one of the foremost poets of his age. Spenser. Prose. Two of the most important Elizabethan prose writers were John Lyly ( or – ) and Thomas Nashe (November – c. ). Lyly is an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best known for his books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit () and Euphues and His England (). Lyly's mannered literary style, originating in his first books, is known as euphuism. The Elizabethan age produced many beautiful lyrics. One of the finest lyricists was Sir Philip Sidney, who was a courtier, statesman, soldier and a poet. His books of sonnets Astrophel and Stella was printed in , after his death. Another great poet was Sir Walter Raleigh, who was also a soldier, sailor, explorer, courtier and a writer.

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