Analysis Of Lorca’s Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejias

Today’s society has a tendency to rely on television and movies as their sole source of enjoyment. Advanced technology and special effects have kept people glued to their television. As a result, they are not exercising their minds, which is causing them to lose intelligence. People could remedy this situation by simply reading on a regular basis. The main reason why people don’t like to read is the fact that they do not enjoy it unless they can easily form a mental picture from the text. It takes a skilled writer, with extensive knowledge of literary devices, to accomplish this. Poetry, for example, challenges those who write it because it requires that the poet stir up the ...

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because he occasionally juxtaposed seemingly unrelated ideas and realistic and nonrealistic images causing an uncanny, dreamlike effect on the reader. In addition, he included numerous symbols in this poem to represent a certain idea or mood that he was trying to create. Also, the poem contains a musical quality, which appeal to the reader’s senses. Next, this poem contains characteristics and ideas, which are indigenous to southern Spain, especially in Andalusia, where Garcia Lorca was born. Finally, Lorca makes it clear that the main theme of this peom is the death of his friend, Ignacio Sanchez Mejias. He attacked the subject of death from many different angles. In this poem, Garcia Lorca successfully combined his personal experiences with his ability to write poetry to honor his dead friend.
First, Lorca includes imagery, symbols, and musical elements in this poem in order to create a somber, deathlike mood. Trend says “Lorca say that language is formed on a basis of ...

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struggle against death. The word “coffin” signifies that Ignacio was doomed to die despite his efforts. Also, in describing the dying Ignacio, Duran writes

The most modern art of surrealist imagery and the most ancient popular
popular tradition in the “culture of death” converge in the poem.
So the poet sees the bullfighter, going out of life, as if walking
up the stands of the ring “with all his death upon his shoulders.”
(Duran, p107)

Because Ignacio was a bullfighter, Lorca probably felt that his ascension in to heaven should be coompared to walking up the stadium stairs. In addition to imagery, symbols are also widely used throughout this poem. Lorca imitated the ...

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