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Sir Philip Sydney: An apology for poesy

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Sir Philip Sydney: An apology for poesy

  1. 1. Sir Philip Sydney: An Apology for PoesyPrepared by: Marie Joy Anhaw Jaypee Rogel Pacres
  2. 2. Early LifeBirthdate: November 30, 1554Birthplace: Penshurst Place, KentParents: Sir Henry Sidney Lady Mary DudleyEducation: Shresbury School (secondary) Christ Church, Oxford (college)
  3. 3. Politics• defended his fathers administration of Ireland in a lengthy document• wrote a lengthy letter to the Queen detailing the foolishness of the French marriage
  4. 4. Literary Writings• The Lady of May• Astrophel and Stella• The Countess of Pembrokes Arcadia• A Defense of Poetry
  5. 5. Injury and Death "Thy necessity is yet greater than mine"• Died on October 17, 1586
  6. 6. Legacy• A street in Zutphen, Ohio , was named after him• A statue for him can be found in the park at the Coehoornsingel
  7. 7. A defense of Poesy (1595)_
  8. 8. The Renaissance• The Renaissance was an era of changes.• Intellectuals doubted values and beliefs from the ancient world and tried to find another way of thinking.
  9. 9. Stephen GossonHe is best known for his attack on plays, poetry,and other arts in The School of Abuse (1579),which evoked in reply a defense from ThomasLodge and Sir Philip Sidneys Apology for Poetry.
  10. 10. Stephen Gosson makes charges onpoetry which Sidney answers.The charges are:1. Poetry is the waste of time.2. Poetry is mother of lies.3. It is nurse of abuse.4. Plato had rightly banished the poetsfrom his ideal world.
  11. 11. SIDNEYS’ DEFENSE 1. Poetry is the source ofknowledge and a civilizing force.
  12. 12. 2. A poet does not lie becausehe never affirms that his fiction is true and can never lie.
  13. 13. 3. Sidney rejects that poetryis the source of abuses. Tohim, it is people who abusespoetry, not the vice- versa.
  14. 14. 4. Sidney views that Plato inhis Republic wanted tobanish the abuse of poetrynot the poets.
  15. 15. References: