"Il Sommo piacere"--the Crescendo of love in the Commedia

Master's Thesis
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Abstract

My thesis explores the use of “piacere” in the Commedia, and argues that there are the crescendo of “piacere”, the imitatio amoris, and the increase of the nuptial imagery which reflect the development of Italian lyric poetry and the importance of the Song of Songs to the Commedia.

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  • etd-04252014-145518

Author Xiaoyi Zhang
Advisor Christian Moevs
Contributor Christian Moevs, Committee Chair
Contributor Zygmunt G. Baranski , Committee Member
Contributor Theodore J. Cachey Jr., Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Romance Languages and Literatures
Degree Name MA
Defense Date
  • 2014-03-17

Submission Date 2014-04-25
Country
  • United States of America

Subject
  • piacere

  • nuptial imagery

  • Commedia

  • love

Publisher
  • University of Notre Dame

Language
  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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