Edmund Spenser's Amoretti Sonnets: Summary & Analysis


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Edmund Spenser wrote a modified form of ______ sonnets.

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1. Edmund Spenser wrote all of his sonnets to one woman: _____.

2. In Amoretti Sonnet 1, Spenser compares his love to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Edmund Spencer wrote the Amoretti sonnets to woo a woman. In total there are somewhere between 89 and 100 sonnets, though the exact number is unknown. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge about the Amoretti sonnets including their poetic form and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Poetry forms
  • Content of Amoretti sonnets
  • Life of Edmund Spenser

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - articulate the difference between Spenserian sonnets and Shakespearian sonnets
  • Defining key concepts - test how well you can define the poetic form used in the Amoretti sonnets.
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to explain this historical context with which the Amoretti sonnets are situated

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Amoretti sonnets, review the accompanying lesson on Amoretti Sonnets. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand who Spenser was and why he wrote the Amoretti sonnets
  • Explain the Petrarchan sonnet form
  • Analyze Amoretti sonnets 1 and 26