Origin of Petrarchan
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As a result they introduced the Sonnet of the Petrarchan type into England.Tudor and Stuart Love Songs
Livia Chiavello, of Fabriano, was celebrated as one of the most brilliant representatives of the Petrarchan school.Woman in Science
John Augustine Zahm
The form generally used by poets writing in English is what is called the Petrarchan sonnet.
This of course was Shakespeare's method, but Shakespeare, as we have seen, was not making Petrarchan sonnets.
Word Origin and History for petrarchan
1827 (Keats uses Petrarchal, 1818), from Francesco Petrarch (Italian Petrarca) the poet (1304-1374).
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