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Giacomo Leopardi
This paper discusses the despairing poet, Giacomo Leopardi.
# 23503 | 820 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2003 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (Italian)

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This paper looks at the work of the poet Giacomo Leopardi. The author discusses his themes of despair and how illusion, which encompasses every part of human existence is not only one of the subtexts of Leopardi's life, but is also the mere context of his thought process and hopeless look on life. It is shown how his devotees always understood the direct truth of his perspective on humanity and life itself.

From the Paper:

"Leopardi excelled at using several varieties of styles when creating his poetry, including ancient Greek, satire, and 19th century contemporary. (Vivante 1) He tended to write his poetry in the Romantic traditional style of the day often with obvious tones of pessimism but yet clarity of vision.

These styles of writing go hand-in-hand with Leopardi's major themes. His consistent focus of despair, death and failing love are an essential part of his approach to writing, but also to the philosophy and workings of his mind. These themes were part of Leopardi's vision of the world around him. He was a man facing, what he thought to be, an absurd world that would never truly care about him and his needs."

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