Compare the literary achievements of Boccaccio and Petrarch?
Petrarch did achievements in poetry whereas Bocaccio was a prose writer.
Petrarch invented the poetic form known as the sonnet, made of fourteen lines, he ecperimented this form in his canzoniere which were love poems(lyrical style) devoted to his beloved Laura.
Boccaccio achieved his main work "Decameron" which tells the story of yound people fleeing a plague epidemics. They gather and tell tales to one another.