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Onesto di Boncima, Bolognese [Onesto da Bologna; Honestus Bononiensis]

General Description

Date: 1250?
Rhyme: abbaabbacdedec
Meter: hendecasyllabics
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


The striking final image—an image of an image—must have appealed strongly to DGR. His source text is Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 147). (For information on Onesto see commentary to DGR's other translation of Onesto, “Sonnet. Of the Last Judgement”.)

Electronic Archive Edition: 1