And the 5 May, opportunity to reread the famous namesake hears Manzoni. The news of Napoleon's death, Manzoni reached in July 1821, when he was in Brusuglio, He provoked in him a strong emotion. He felt the need to re-read the verses of Monti for the emperor when it was at its height, and decided to dedicate himself an ode. He asked his wife Henriette to get on the floor and playing, anything as long as it sounded. And in three days, a very rapid time to his habits, Manzoni wrote the famous Five in May. Forbidden by the Austrian censorship, ode came illegally from Italy, It was translated by Goethe and spread across Europe. However ode Napoleon is never explicitly mentioned.
The poem is a double stanzas sevenfold, It consists of two parts of two lines each: slippery loose the first, the third and fifth, to rhyme plans alternates the second and fourth, the seventh trunk that rhymes with the last, well trunk, the second part of verse.
It has been nearly two hundred years, and this ode is always read and appreciated: which character of world politics would you like to spend your poetry?