Provvedi, saggio, ad esta visione

Dante da Maiano

General Description

Date: 1293
Rhyme: ababababcdecde
Meter: hendecasyllabics
Genre: sonnet

Scholarly Commentary


This is a further ironical treatment of Dante Alighieri's famous opening sonnet in the Vita Nuova. It offers an outrageous dream for his friend's poetical interpretation, just as Dante had asked for interpretations of his sonnet. Dante da Maiano's direct (and better known) response sonnet to Dante Alighieri's sonnet gives a realistic medical explanation of Dante's dream sonnet.

DGR's source text was in the Poeti del Primo Secolo (II. 499). See DGR's translation for further commentary.

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