Weighing winged words: An intertext in The Faerie Queene V.ii

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Abstract

This note concerns The Faerie Queene V.ii.44, 8-9, the image of winged words escaping from the Giant's scales. While existing interpretations have tended to stress the biblical and epic affinities of this image, this note argues that Aristophanes' Frogs in fact provides a much more exact source, and advances the argument that Spenser is using it as an intertext.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalSpenser Studies
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002

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