L'attrito del metro

Sull'uso del sonetto nella poesia di Valerio Magrelli

  • Giuseppe Giorgio Tranchida Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Keywords: Versification, Italian contemporary poetry, sonnet, hybrid metrical forms, free verse


This article analyses the use of the sonnet in Valerio Magrelli’s poetry, focusing on the effect of friction produced by metrical choices in relation to the other textual levels. The essay highlights the relationship between the author’s sonnets and free verse production and some models of Italian twentieth-century tradition. The study examines the texts in detail and shows how meter is used to generate short circuits and new paths of meaning under the surface of the text.


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Author Biography

Giuseppe Giorgio Tranchida, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

Giuseppe Giorgio Tranchida (Erice 1995) earns his BA in Lettere moderne at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna under the supervision of professor Marco Antonio Bazzocchi. He worked on the topic of the body in Valerio Magrelli’s poetry and its connection with the author’s idea of writing. He is currently a master student in Italian studies, working on a dissertation on speechlessness and disintegration of language in Italian poetry from 1950 to 2000.