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Chiabrera, Gabriello

(gäbrē-ĕl`lō kyäbrĕ`rä), 1552–1638?, Italian poet. He adapted classical forms to Italian verse and wrote graceful lyrics in the manner of Anacreon. Wordsworth translated some of his verse.
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(159) Worthy of note is the work of Gabriello Chiabrera (1552-1638) of Savona who approached the Baroque with a different perspective.
Degni di attenzione i profili di Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane di Olimpia Pelosi e di Gabriello Chiabrera di Paolo Giordano.
(25) The Pastori gathered during the holidays at various villas around Antella, including the Bardi villa, and their activities were divided among the recitation of original poetry--often on pastoral themes about the surrounding countryside--discussions about literature, singing of canzonette, and reading other works by authors such as Dante or their own contemporaries Giambattista Marino and Gabriello Chiabrera. The Pastori also indulged in other recreational pastimes such as hunting, walking, and fishing in the river Ema.
The legacy of Gabriello Chiabrera's poetic reformation is what in this respect links the Scherzi with Orfeo.
Gabriello Chiabrera, who experimented with metrical forms, was also an Arcadian, as were Gabriele Rossetti (the father of the English poets Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti) and Pope Leo XIII, an accomplished poet who wrote a poem for the academy's 200th anniversary.
As MacNeil notes, the scherzo, an original poetic form which Gabriello Chiabrera adapted from the Franco-Italian tradition of the canzonetta, was adopted by Andreini herself to celebrate Chiabrera, one of her poetic models, along with Torquato Tasso, whose death is honored in one anthologized sonnet.
The story is discussed in later literature, notably in the play Il rapimento di Cefalo (1600) by Gabriello Chiabrera.