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
Spenser invented for himself a new stanza of nine lines and made it famous, so that we call it after him, the Spenserian
His partner, Frank Robinson, suggests the name Coca-Cola, believing that "the two Cs would look well in advertising." He experiments with writing the company's name in Spenserian
script--a popular writing style back then.
Although fascinating, his Spenserian
'metaphors of infection' (p.
Curbet examines this "network of associations" between Spenserian
, Miltonic, and Hawthornian treatments of the trope in four of Hawthorne's stories (40).
Take for example the Spenserian
tradition of allegory found in the Faerie Queene as a touchpoint for examining Gaiman's Neverwhere, or even more striking, the use of Webster's Duchesse of Malfi as a means to understanding lycanthropy as a reflection of the diseased mind, even the Lovecraftian approach to disjunctive spaces as a reaction to Einstein's theories of Timespace.
Articulated by the Elermit and actualized in the shepherds' community, Spenserian
containment combats Petrarchism.
She finds these things in Shelley's similes and in his "protracted Spenserian
stanzas," where she also locates "an idiom of renunciatory attachment, one that enables a loving disentanglement of human beings from one another, and from the world" (82).
"wanton wreathings intricate" of Spenserian
stanzas follow a protagonist's journey through Europe as it reeled from the cruel toll of revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.
Excellent form or the mastery of rhetorical devices cannot be the single critical determinant, for it is possible to use words that meet the technical requirements of a Spenserian
sonnet perfectly but say nothing: communicate nothing or has no intent.
In his most recent essay "Affordances of Form in Stanzaic Narrative Poetry" McHale explores a wide range of complex stanza forms which contain interlaced end-rhymes like the ottavarima, rhyme royal, the Spenserian
stanza, and the Onegin stanza.