Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan
stuff- Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it." And, veritably, Sol is right enough.
Wyatt, it should be observed, generally departs from the Petrarchan
rime-scheme, on the whole unfortunately, by substituting a third quatrain for the first four lines of the sestet.
The third 'bush' in Pant of Poetische Rosen-Gepusche, a sequence of sixty Petrarchan
sonnets addressed to 'Marnia', can serve to exemplify Schirmer's poetic virtuosity and illustrates his indebtedness to exemplars.
My point, however, is not to indicate the quantity of Petrarchan
resonances in the Leopardian poetic corpus, which are far less than in the Renaissance Petrarchists.
The heart of the argument is chapter 2, "Petrarchan
Problematics," which sets forth five central patterns: the lurch between success and failure, the potential for anger and misogyny, the surprising attentiveness to the female voice, the danger of repetition, and the drive to differentiate.
The stances prescribed to a lover in the Petrarchan
tradition, in the words of a well-known limerick, reduce him (and it is usually him) to
Thus Piccioni provides his readers with a flashing image of Saba with his humble cap, or of a "Petrarchan
afternoon" they spent together in a Roman clinic - Saba loved Dante, Piccioni preferred Petrarch.
the standard images of the Petrarchan
mode." (10) So while Pope was familiar with Petrarch's work firsthand, the Petrarchisms in Eloisa to Abelard more likely come mediated via his imitations of Voiture.
In addition to a number of Petrarchan
sonnets, Burger is also noted for his translations from the English, especially for his renderings of the influential collection of English and Scottish traditional ballads, Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.
The scorned lover of the Petrarchan
sonnet pleads with his unyielding mistress, sometimes expressing admiration, sometimes hostility.
The poet dismisses such a position as hopeless, saying that if the lady is not willing to love, then "the devil take her." He mocks the Petrarchan
ideas of the Renaissance soneteers.
Instilled with Platonic and Petrarchan
mysticism, she devoted her life to culture and sacrifice for those she loved.She expressed her religious fervor and intimate joys and sorrows in such works of poetry as Miroir de l'ame pecheresse (1531) and Les Marguerites de la Marguerite des princesses (1547).