This essay discusses du Bellay's poem, France mère des arts, focusing on the religious images created by the poetric voice, the reference to the story of Echo, and finally the reference to natural spaces and beings. Moreover, the essay studies these aspects in relation to French poetry written during the Renaissance, a body of work that is characterized by poetic lyricism and an unending desire to rediscover classical themes.
Guerrero, Albert 2009
"Joachim du Bellay: France mère des arts, des armes et des lois,"
Colgate Academic Review: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.colgate.edu/car/vol1/iss1/7