The Life and Work of Garcilaso de la Vega

3 pages | 670 words

This essay discusses the life and work of Spanish Renaissance poet Garcilaso de la Vega. It describes his innovative use of metre and focus on vernacular languages, as well as his realist style and sincere emotionality. The essay also discusses how Garcilaso's work reflects the major trends of the 14th century, including the shift from Latin to vernacular languages and the humanist focus on individual expression.