Renaissance Writers - montgomery.k12.ky.us

Renaissance Writers - montgomery.k12.ky.us

Renaissance Writers Renaissance Writers Change Literature Literature reflected the time Purpose: self expression, or to portray distinct individuality of

subjects Began trends that modern writers follow Wrote in the vernacular Vernacular Many Renaissance writers wrote in their native

language (vernacular), instead of Latin Francesco Petrarch Father of Humanism Great poet Wrote in both

Italian and Latin Giovanni Boccaccio Wrote about the plague sweeping through Florence, Italy in his book

Decameron. Used tragic and comedic views Used humor to illustrate the human condition Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince 1513 Political guide on how to gain power and keep it. Rulers must be strong, shrewd, crafty, feared and loved to succeed More important to be politically effective, than

morally right. Vittoria Colonna Her poems express personal emotions Exchanged sonnets with Michelangelo Helped Castiglione

get published Assignment Turn to pages 42 & 43 Read the excerpts from each author Questions

Which author has the best writing? Which author grabs your attention? Which author writes for the best purpose? What influence did these writers have over the Renaissance?

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