Canzone

Entertainment / Literature / Canzone: In general, the term has three meanings. (1) It refers generally to the words of a Provençal or Italian song. (2) More specifically, an Italian or Provençal song relating to love or the praise of beauty is a canzone. (3) Poems in English that bear some similarity to Provençal lyrics are called canzones--such as Auden's unrhymed poem entitled 'Canzone,' which uses the end words of the first twelve-line stanza in each of the following stanzas.

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