Petrarch was an Italian writer most known for his poems. He was essentially the writer who encouraged and began writing with Humanistic ideas. In his poem, he wrote in a different way than many poets prior to the Renaissance. He wrote the poem 'Ways Apt and New to Sing of Love I'd Find'. In the poem, he has the main speaker as a man who sees this woman who he has a deep affection for, however, she has no interest in him. Even though he knows she doesn't love him, he still has hope that he may catch her heart. This kind of writing goes with humanism as poets before him would never have the courage or idea to write what their thoughts are, rather than the truth and facts in the world.