Petrarch | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Annie Russell Marble

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Petrarch.
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Critical Essay by Annie Russell Marble

SOURCE: Annie Russell Marble, "Petrarch" and "Modern Echoes of Petrarch," in The Dial, Chicago, Vol. XXXVI, No. 434, July 16, 1904, pp. 27-9, 29-31.

In the essay below, Marble discusses Petrarch's influence on poetry from the Renaissance to the present.

In the summer of 1304, the exiled Ghibellines, including in their number the greatest of Italian poets, made their headquarters in the Tuscan town of Arezzo, whence they vainly sought to effect a return to their beloved Florence, which had cast them forth with contumely. One of these exiles, expelled from Florence on the same day with Dante something more than two years earlier, was a scholar and politician of some consequence named Petracco; and to him there was born, on the 20th of July, the child destined to a fame among Italian poets second only to that of his...

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