Wuthering Heights

how spenser use time and temporality in amoretti sonnets

amoretti sonnets written by edmund spenser

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For Spenser, there is an important distinction between "spiritual" and "physical" love. This platonic understanding of love sees religious (agape) love for God and neighbor as infinitely different from passionate (eros) love for a sexual partner. Time is the essential difference here because physical love is a love that is meant to be exhausted--whereas religious love is unending.