Keywords

Poesia negroide, identidad puertorriquena, voz politica y social de Puerto Rico

Abstract

Throughout the decades, poetry has served as a literary vehicle to express and emphasize the emotions of a person. It has provided the substantial drive for the developed and the structure of individuals dedicated to a cause. This is the case of the Puerto Rican poet Luis Palés Matos, a man that used this method to make known the racial differences he found in his country and to clear a way for the Island's independence. Palés Matos dedications have made him one of Puerto Rico most significant poets. His is the first poet in the Spanish language to dedicate part of his work to the black society. The following pages will question the purpose of his black poetry, "poesía negroide", and underline the civic and patriotic meaning behind it. Even thought critics look for a way to ensure that Palés Matos's intentions only reflect his devotions and affections towards the black people, it is necessary to mentions that his verses were caring a different agenda. It is not the exaltation of a race, but the importance of it in the structure of the Puerto Rican culture. A section of the Island's populations that was been keep indifferent to the rest of the people until he made the rest of the Island aware of its existent. Significant poems in his career will ratify this sentiment and conduct the reader to the center of the poet's social and political view.

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Graduation Date

2005

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Lopez, Humberto

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Degree Program

Spanish

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000532

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000532

Language

English

Release Date

May 2005

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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