Decquer Poem Analysis

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Critical analysis of where the essence of poetry lies for G. A. Bécquer.
The Post-Romanticism movement in which Gustavo Bécquer’s poems were written in reflect many themes, some which evolved during that period; the subject would generally have a greater connection to nature, included intimate emotions and influence from other poetry. Containing 77 poems it; therefore; enables the collection to be split into five sections; what poetry means, love theme, disappointment, illness and death. To explore where the essence is embedded in the Rimas three sections of the book shall be analysed; the first section about the meaning of poetry, second about love and third about religion. Furthermore, the brief history of the poems will also be provided.
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It could have been that in the prologue he included his personal thoughts on the spirit of poetry and what his role as an artist means to him. However, the order which his friends created did in fact add a poem which works as both; a poem and a personal introduction from the poet himself. From the opening which is the poem I, one can realise that the poet was struggling to find a sufficient tools and words in language to portray it; on one hand, the poetic nature and the baseline of this enormous hymn. On the other hand, something that would fulfil the romanticism movement yet, appear new to the public. The two lines which denote the idea given above are: “Yo sé un himno gigante y extraño/ que anuncia en la noche del alma una aurora” (p109) It must be taken into consideration that the original replicated version which Bécquer created did not include this poem as an opening prologue. Nevertheless, it works successfully as an introduction because of the close connection to the poet himself, the readers are able to visualise the powerful and great flow of poetry and its direct significance to Bécquer. From this one can understand that to some extend the essence of poetry lies within the poems. It cannot be directly given to the reader only suggested in the word choice and it is thanks to the first part of the poem collection that this can be found. To some extend it can be said the divine essence of life in embedded in poetry and its essence. As Bécquer suggest in poem five; “Espíritu sin nombre, indefinable esencia” (p114) It can be argued that the essence of poetry lies within all the readers as they connect with the poem. What is achieved here is that poetry is a mean of portraying emotions and experiences that the poet has lived through; conversely, the readers can only reach that essence by engaging their own emotions and experiences with the poem. It
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