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Acta poética

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GALICIA LECHUGA, David. Love and Poetic Inspiration. Acta poét [online]. 2021, vol.42, n.1, pp.87-112.  Epub Mar 03, 2021. ISSN 2448-735X.

Love’s personification has modeled the conception of love poetry since Antiquity. This article focuses on a little-known aspect of this personified figure. It will show that the process of poetic creation focused on the lyrical self is based on a profound relationship of the self with Love in its role as the inspiration of passion and writing. It will be observed how this idea begins with Greek poetics and how it was developed in three literary moments: the Latin elegy, Medieval lyric and Petrarchan poetry.

Keywords : Poetic Inspiration; Love Poetry; Petrarchism; Medieval Lyric; Poetics.

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