What might Spenser have in mind by comparing poetic to magical power?

1. Spensers Busirane, artistry, and writing: is the evil magician a figure for the author or love-poet? If so, what does this tell us about Spenser’s theory of fiction? Consult the Letter of the Authors. From what sources does the magician derive his powers? What are his goals and methods? What might Spenser have in mind by comparing poetic to magical power? (Remember, Faustus did the same thing.)

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