Petrarch in the first 8 line is talking about all the things he loves about this lady and how her beauty has captured him. The next 6 lines Petrarch is talking about how love discovered him when he wasn’t expecting it, that it just happened. Also, that this love is a journey with lots of up and downs.
His 366 lyric poems in the vernacular, mostly dedicated to his frustrated desire for an elusive woman named Laura. Petrarch’s experience of love. The lyric collection takes the poet himself as its object of the study. The poems record how is thoughts and identity are scattered and transformed by the experience of love for a beautiful, unattainable woman named Laura. It illuminates the powerful role that Laura plays in his personal struggles between spiritual aspirations and earthly attachments. Thoughts of Laura return him to the problem of his own will, torn between spiritual and sensual desires, always delaying worldly renunciation. It Is never clear to Petrarch whether is pursuing heavenly or earthly delights and whether he will safely reach any destination or port. When Petrarch gazes into Laura’s eyes, he sees himself.
Petrarch’s great legacy to renaissance European literature is the Rime Sparse’s language of self-description, which starts from the conventional hyperbole, antithesis, and oxymoron. Petrarch transformed such rhetorical figures or tropes of love into a powerful language of introspection and self-fashioning that swept through European literature.
Although this first lyric, Sonnet 1, in Canzoniere was