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ERIC Number: ED046270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 25
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"Tras de un Amoroso Lance" como Estructura Expresiva (The Poem, "Behind the Amorous Cast" as an Expressive Structure).
Bratosevich, Nicolas
Revista de Filologia Espanola, v50 n1-4 p97-121 1967
An analysis of a poem by San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross), the sixteenth century Spanish mystic, identifies symbols and images, explains themes, and offers a synthesis of his structural patterns. The poem, "Tras de amoroso lance", deals with the theme of the search of the beloved (i.e., the soul) for the lover, and incorporates the mystical concept which differentiates between erotic and divine love. Although the poems are love poems and as such are passionate and delicate, they are allegories of the mystical ascent of the soul to the state of union with God. Falconry ("caza cetrera") symbolizes this search and a finding of divine love. The poet employs reiteration, alliteration, and hendecasyllables frequently in his refrains. The imagery for the verse is drawn from the Spanish poet, Garcilaso de la Vega, and from the "Song of Songs". Through his sense of allusive eroticism and his aesthetic mysticism, the poet, furthermore, eliminates all ambiguity from his work. (DS)
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