Poetry Definitions

Francesco Petrarca and the Petrarchan Sonnet

Giacomo da Lentini is credited with creating the Italian sonnet. Later Guittone d’Arezzo tailored the sonnet to his own language and in the 13th century wrote close to 250 sonnets. Even Michelangelo has written some great sonnets. The most famous Italian sonneteer was a man named Francesco Petrarca. Known as Petrarch in English, the Petrarchan… Continue reading Francesco Petrarca and the Petrarchan Sonnet

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