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petrarch ficino stampa - Katie Hnatyk 10/27/06 French and...

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Katie Hnatyk 10/27/06 French and Italian Renaissance Literature Mid Term Exam Essay Question #2 Ficino, Petrarch and Stampa, although from different times and places, all devised theories and conceptions of love with few differences and great similarities. Petrarch, the earliest of the three, wrote his works on love with one woman as his muse. Laura was the woman that Petrarch loved dearly, however he loved her from afar. Petrarch was unable to be with the woman that he loved and this was reflected in his poetry in the Canzoniere. Petrarch's overall view on love is one that is painful and inescapable. In his sonnets #132 and 134 Petrarch describes being in love as being trapped. He also states that passion is sinful and painful in the hands of the devil in sonnet #62. Since Petrarch was unable to be with the woman that he loved it is easy to see why he viewed love in this negative way. Gaspara Stampa, the last of the three poets, had very similar views on love to Petrarch. Stampa, like Petrarch, was in love with a person who she could never be with.
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