Spenser wrote of his Faerie Queene: ‘To some I know this method will seem displeasaunt, which had rather have good discipline

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Spenser wrote of his Faerie Queene: ‘To some I know this method will seem displeasaunt, which had rather have good discipline [i.e. teaching] delivered plainly in way of precepts, or sermoned at large, … than thus cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devices’. Why does Spenser use allegory in his poem?