"Fior di spina". Il 'Birichino di strada' di Ada Negri

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "Fior di spina". The 'Birichino di strada' by Ada Negri

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[Autom. eng. transl.] 'Birichino di strada' starts some lyrics of social topic, which Ada Negri inserted in 'Fatalità' (1892). The poem introduces the theme of childhood, declining it according to some formal characteristics typical of the silloge, such as the allocutorial trend and the constant presence of the lyric, which is progressively accentuating up to make the mischievous a projection of the poetic voice. The essay proposes an analysis of the text and highlights its links with other poems in the collection. A sort of ascending climax is thus outlined which, from the questions of 'Birichino', reaches the prediction addressed to the little orphan of 'Vaticinio', a text in which the lyrical self entrusts the possibility of contrasting the effects of fate-doom to the joint action of poetry and a childish figure.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "Fior di spina". The 'Birichino di strada' by Ada Negri
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Ada Negri
  • Ada negri
  • Childhood (XIX Century)
  • Fatalità
  • Infanzia (secolo XIX)
  • Poesia (secolo XIX)
  • Poetry (XIX Century)
  • Ragazzo di strada
  • Street boy


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