Title Four distinctive features in the early dawn of vernacular Spanish Poetics: between Classical influence and the Italian style ruling
External publication No
Means Forum World Lit. Stud.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 4
Area International
Web http://www.fwls.org/uploads/soft/201222/1-201222130J8.pdf
Publication date 18/11/2020
ISI 000604500400005
Abstract During most of the 16th century, Spanish Poetics was understood as something difficult to figure it out. Therefore, the first poetic standards that organized and fixed the new way of doing poetry - both in their principles and in their uses - did not appear in the Iberian Peninsula until almost the last two decades of the 16th century. However, this fact does not imply that the Spanish poets were not caught up in the new winds of change, which had started early in the same century in Italy. Therefore, some treatises, which seek to explain and systematize a new poetic regulation just all in Spanish, rather than in Latin, begin to appear timidly from 1580 onwards. This article will attempt to propose and summarize four distinctive features that explain why the modern Spanish poetic treatises come so chronologically late regarding the rest of Europe. In addition, it will point out the fundamental aspects of the new modern Spanish Poetics, considering the most significant titles that were published in Spain at the dawn of the Early Modern Age.
Keywords Poetics; Classical antiquity; Italian-style; vernacular Spanish; features
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