I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification without looking further.
—Mark Twain
canzone
A medieval Italian lyric poem, with five or six stanzas and a shorter concluding stanza (or envoy). The poets Petrarch and Dante Alighieri were masters of the canzone.