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Folk and Popular Literature

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It was the Romantic movement, with its preoccupations with questions of nationality and ethnicity and its polemical attitude towards established literary tradition, which first constructed...

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frottola

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It., plural frottole).

A late 15th‐ and early 16th‐cent. popular unacc. It. choral form, a type of simple madrigal similar to the Eng. ayre. The same mus. was sung to each verse...

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Leonardo Giustiniani

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(c. 1385–1446).

Venetian poet and humanist, from an illustrious senatorial family. His brother was St Lorenzo, bishop of Castello and patriarch of Venice, another brother, Marco,...

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rispetto

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It., plural rispetti).

A type of It. folk‐song with 8 lines to the stanza. Title used for mus. by Wolf‐Ferrari, Malipiero, and others.

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Serafino Aquilano

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1466–1500),

Poet and musician from Aquila who was active in Rome, Milan, and Naples. His Rappresentazione allegorica della Volutta, Virtu e Famma was performed at Mantua in 1494....

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versification

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The techniques, principles, and practice of composing verse, especially in its technical aspects of metre, rhyme, and stanza form; or the conversion of a prose passage or work into metrical...

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