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Pulci, Luigi

Italian poet whose name is chiefly associated with one of the outstanding epics of the Renaissance, Morgante, in which French chivalric material is infused with a comic spirit born of the streets of Florence. The use of the ottava rima stanza for the poem helped establish this form as a vehicle for works of a mock-heroic, burlesque character

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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