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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement


This form is like a pizza with the crust folded over the top to make a shell...oh, uh, what a difference one letter can make.

The Canzone is an Italian poetic form usually using seven or eleven syllable lines with three major divisions or movements. Within each movement there are three stanzas, the first two alike and the third of a different structure. (Much like the Pindaric ode.) The poem usually closes with a commiato or valediction.

There is no set structure for the stanzas, just the pattern of similarity and dissimilarity between the stanzas.



See Also:  

Cancione, Canzone II, Lira, Pindaric Ode




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