Last Love (canzone)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1871
Rhyme: a5b3c5b5
Meter: iambic
Genre: canzone

Scholarly Commentary


Only a fragment of four lines plus a brief prose description survives of this extremely interesting work, which has never been published. Had he completed the poem it would have been DGR's only original canzone. The poem underscores just how important for DGR were Italian models and metrical forms.

Textual History: Composition

Copied as it is in Notebook IV in the Duke University Library, the date of the poem is most likely 1871.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 51-1871.raw.xml