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Sonnet 75: One day I wrote her name Summary & Analysis
by Edmund Spenser

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"Sonnet 75," also called "Amoretti 75," was published by English poet Edmund Spenser in 1595 as part of Amoretti, a cycle of 89 sonnets that recounted Spenser's courtship and marriage to his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle. The poem explores the power of poetry to immortalize its subjects, presenting this sonnet itself as bestowing Boyle's name with a kind of eternal life. The poem also showcases Spenser's unique stanza and sonnet style, which would later be named after him. He first perfected the Spenserian stanza in The Faerie Queen, his most famous work and the first epic poem to be written in modern English.

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