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homosexual

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the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites

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something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind

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a competitor who holds a preeminent position

one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen

(chess) the most powerful piece

an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males

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promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

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become a queen

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Talus in The Faerie Queene is in this sense an embodiment of Justice, placed at the right of Artegal.
Although critics tend to remember Colin Clout in Book VI primarily through his presence on Mount Acidale in canto x, our initial images of Spenser's pastoral persona within The Faerie Queene showcase his artistic contributions to the larger shepherd community.
It is here that Duessa first begins to take up the practice of slander to lead others into conflict, which will serve as a recurring theme for her actions in the following books of The Faerie Queene.
The Faerie Queene may also have provided Lewis with the idea of having people travel through oceans on the backs of dolphins, (4) though that tradition is older than Spenser.
The Faerie Queene unfolds as a journey of a gallant knight, Sir Redcross, whose adventures teach him about good and evil as he seeks a perfect life.
3) See also, Preston, f4v: "As duty bindes us for our noble Queene let us pray, / And for her honorable Councel the trueth yt they may use"; Ingelend, H1v: "O God to the we most humblye praye: / That to Queene Elizabeth thou do sende / Thy lyvely pathe, and perfecte waye .
In 'Providential Love and Suffering in The Faerie Queene, Book III', Jason Gleckman usefully connects the anguish of feminine characters like Amoret and Britomart to codes of Protestant providentialism that attempt to resolve sexual desire, love melancholy, and the companionate marriage.
Despite the "faerie," there's no connection to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.
Samuel Palmer (British, 1805-1881), Sir Guyon with the Palmer Attending, Tempted by Phaedria to Land upon the Enchanted Islands of Faerie Queene, watercolor and bodycolor, with some gum arabic, over black chalk underdrawing, on "London Board," 21 1/8 x 29 9/16" (53.
In the Proem to Book V of the Faerie Queene, Spenser relates the degeneration of mankind since antiquity to the changes that have taken place in the heavens over the same period.
Burrow concentrates on the struggle between the quest for dynastic meaning, whether national or individual and the inevitable surrender to the ravages of time marked by the Mutability Cantos, so that The Faerie Queene concludes as an 'epic of mortality'.
The precise degree of his Calvinism, the exact relation to a presumed religious revolution, and his attitude to his monarch and her court dominated approaches to The Faerie Queene.
One day, during my office hour I was reading The Faerie Queene, which I detested but was required to teach, when a pair of heels came running down the corridor.
Finally, Rambuss suggests that, on the contrary, the real turning point came a decade later, when Sir Walter Raleigh arranged for Spenser's introduction at court at the time of the publication of the first three books of the Faerie Queene, a work that failed, nevertheless, to bring the long desired preferment at court.
The first long English poem to be divided into cantos was Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590-1609).