Short Answers of “Faerie Queene” by Edmund Spenser

Introduction: The Faerie Queene questions and answers by Edmund Spencer, poets’ poet also includes definitions of epic poem, allegory, Spenserian stanza and Alexandrine. You have any question about Poetry, The Faerie Queene questions and answers feels free to ask.

Why was Knight Red Cross accompanying Una?

Lady Una appealed Queen Gloriana to help her because her father and mother enclose in a castle by a dragon. Queen Gloriana of Faerie Land has employed the Red Cross Knight to go with Lady Una to kill the dragon that is destroying the land and seizing Una’s parents imprisoned.

Who was Archimago?

Archimago is a magician, deceitful and an antagonist next to Duessa. He is a magician skillful of varying his own look but at the end his magic is proven weak and unsuccessful.

What appeal does Una make to the Queen?

In the annual twelve-day feast by Queen Gloriana, it is custom that anyone who is in trouble can appear before the court and ask for help. Lady Una complains that her parents are seized in a fortress by a dragon. The Red Cross Knight proposes to help her.

What role does Archimago play in “The Faerie Queene”?

Archimago plays the role of a deceiver and a magician. He disguises himself as Red Cross Knight in an effort to get Una. He misguided the Una and Red Cross Knight through lies and false appearances.

Why does Knight Red Cross help Lady Una?

On the appeal of Fair Lady Una, Queen Gloriana of the Faerie land sent Knight Red Cross to go with Lady Una to kill the dragon that seized the Unna’s parents in a fortress.

Define Epic?

An epic is a long narrative poem on a grand scale about the deeds of heroes and warriors. Famous epics in English literature are ‘Paradise Lost’ by Milton and ‘Faerie Queene’ by Edmund Spenser.

Define Allegory?

Allegory is a story in verse or prose with dual meaning, surface meaning and under surface meaning. Example: Rape of the lock, Fairy queen etc.

Define Spenserian stanza?

The Spenserian stanza is a nine line stanza, it consist of eight iambic pentameters lines and one iambic hexameter line, the rhyme scheme of stanza is ababbcbcc. This type of stanza he used in “Faerie Queene”.

Define Alexandrine?

An Alexandrine is a line of poetry, it consist of six feet iambic (iambic hexameter). The ninth line of Spenserian stanza is Alexandrine. It is common in French poetry but rare in English poetry.

Who called Spenser “Poets’ Poet”?

Charles Lamb who is an essayist called the Edmund Spenser “Poets’ Poet”.

What represents the Knight of the Red Cross?

Knight of the Red Cross in “Faerie Queene” is the hero of the epic and he represents the virtue of holiness, St. George and the Anglican Church.


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