- adj. Of or pertaining to Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599), English poet, or his works.
- n. One of a group of poets who imitated Spenser.
- Spenser + -ian (Wiktionary)
“I wrote humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.”
“I mean, he believed in Spenserian, if you will, management, where, you know, the guy in the office next to you is your enemy, not the guy across the street.”
“I wrote, I wrote everything -- ponderous essays, scientific and sociological short stories, humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.”
“London experimented with various verse forms during his period of literary apprenticeship: "I wrote everything ... humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.”
“Alexandrine line, formed it into what has since been called the Spenserian stanza, which has been imitated by many great poets since, and by Byron, the greatest of them, in his Childe Harold.”
“The invention of this melodious stanza, ever since called "Spenserian," was in itself a notable achievement which influenced all subsequent English poetry.”
“They were all plays—except one long poem in Spenserian stanzas, which some woman of whom I remember nothing, not even if she was pretty, borrowed and lost out of her carriage when shopping.”
“Or to rephrase for the more snobbish among us who are English majors Petrarchan, Spenserian or Shakesperian sonnets?”
“Are you writing Italian, Spenserian, or English Sonnets?”
“Flavia-Flave, you know I'm no Spenserian, buuuuut our mutual friend J who is here at the Dream Academy with me is certainly a Spenserian, so knock off a quick email and you'll get a font of critical suggestions! jcmurphy commented at 6:42 PM~”
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