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Nyer wrote poems that advocate and praise female virtue and Christian piety but reflect a desire for an idealized classless world The strong and original voices of these three women each from different social cultural and historical strata demonstrate the emergence of a new female identity during the Renaissance and broaden the common notions of English Literature's golden age. I especially enjoyed Mary Sidney's Psalms

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Renaissance Women Poets Penguin ClassicsPoets Penguin PDFEPUB #196 Social convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day but they found varied and Renaissance Women PDFEPUB or innovative ways to intervene Collecting the work of three great poets Isabella Whitney Mary Sidney and Aemilia Lanyer this volume repositions women writers of. This review was originally published on warmdayswillneverceasewordpresscomThis collection by Penguin focuses on three female writers from the English Renaissance Isabella Whitney c1545 c1577 Mary Sidney 1561 1621 and Aemilia Lanyer 1569 1645 The collection features a very short biography and selected works of each poet It also includes a very useful timelineIsabella Whitney pp1 43The section on Isabella Whitney contains most of her poetical works including A Sweet Nosegay 1573 and The Copy of a letter 1567 There’s a substantial amount of poetry featured here but I was confused as to why Penguin decided to put A Sweet Nosegay before The Copy of a letter since that’s not in chronological order A Sweet Nosegay shows a change in Whitney’s writing and personality from The Copy of a letter and it would have been nice to see that progression highlighted in the collection The collection also includes Whitney’s mock will Her Will and Testament which has two sections and ensured Whitney’s status as a trendsetterPsalm 40 SidneyMary Sidney pp44 202This collection focuses mostly on her work in the Sidney Psalms aka the Sidney Psalter which she created with her brother Sir Philip Sidney It also includes the first two chapters of Sidney’s translation of Petrarch’s Trionfo della MorteThe Triumph of Death which I think is a really interesting poem I do wish that they’d included less of the Psalms and of her other poetry thoughSalve Deux Rex JudaeorumAemilia Lanyer pp203 280The last section of the book features the poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and there’s not a lot of it compared to Sidney unfortunately The collection concentrates on Lanyer’s only published poetry collection from 1611 Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum Hail God King of the Jews and it’s an excellent collection of poetry It’s the only work that can definitely be identified as Lanyer’s since she published it under her own name so I can understand why the collection only uses this workI love this collection but I do wish that Mary Sidney’s section was varied and that Isabella Whitney’s section was in chronological order I would recommend this book to anyone interested in female poets from this era or just poetry from the English Renaissance It was unusual for women to be published poets during this era and they’re all incredibly fascinating and talented women

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review Renaissance Women Poets Penguin Classics 103 ☆ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Renaissance Women Poets Penguin Classics Author Isabella Whitney – Social convention may have prevented Renaissance women writers from openly taking part in the political and religious debates of their day but they found varied and innovative wThe Renaissance by Women Poets Penguin MOBI #239 presenting their poems in the context of their history and culture Whitney's poems offer the only glimpse into her life express a concern for women's lack of social and economic power and powerfully evoke sixteenth century London Sidney produced potent translations of Petrarch's works and the Psalms as well as original verse La. Three prominent female voices speak to us from the sixteenth century offering views on their social status economic position and their relationships with the men in their lives or absence from them Rather than writing as their contemporaries Sidney Shakespeare Spencer did these women offer a distinctly new and 'other' perspective on Elizabethan society from top to bottom From Isabella Whitney a domestic servant in a London household to Mary Sidney sister of Sir Phillip to Amelia Lanyer a woman from the well to do middle class these women traverse the city and its class boundaries to depict their varying experiences and concerns with a patriarchy that was determined to control their voices