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Cassandra HallFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Antonio Machado, sea, proverbs, folk-songs

Biography

Cassandra Hall is a senior at Marshall University. She is currently pursuing degrees in Spanish and Secondary Education, with a concentration in Spanish. She has been abroad to Spain twice since the start of her college career and has a very fond love for the country and its language.

Major

Spanish and Secondary Education with a concentration in Spanish

Advisor for this project

María Burgueño

Start Date

18-4-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 3:15 PM

Abstract

The present text explores and analyzes selected works of one of the most prominent Spanish authors, Antonio Machado. Machado was a member of the Generation of 1898 and the author of collections such as Soledades, Galerias, Otros Poemas and El Crimen Fue en Granada. In his second book, entitled Campos de Castilla (1912), he included a section of poetry called “Proverbios y Cantares” which translates to proverbs and folk-songs. This small selection was inspired by Machado’s upbringing and included 53 extremely short poems about life and mankind. Five of these proverbs have been selected because they include references to the sea as a metaphor or a symbol: number 28 (XXVIII), number 29 (XXIX), number 44 (LXIV), number 45 (XLV), and number 47 (XLVII). The meanings and implications of these verses are analyzed to decipher the possible meaning(s) of the oceanic symbolism in Machado’s writing.

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Apr 18th, 2:00 PM Apr 18th, 3:15 PM

Symbolism of the Sea in Antonio Machado’s “Proverbios y Cantares”

The present text explores and analyzes selected works of one of the most prominent Spanish authors, Antonio Machado. Machado was a member of the Generation of 1898 and the author of collections such as Soledades, Galerias, Otros Poemas and El Crimen Fue en Granada. In his second book, entitled Campos de Castilla (1912), he included a section of poetry called “Proverbios y Cantares” which translates to proverbs and folk-songs. This small selection was inspired by Machado’s upbringing and included 53 extremely short poems about life and mankind. Five of these proverbs have been selected because they include references to the sea as a metaphor or a symbol: number 28 (XXVIII), number 29 (XXIX), number 44 (LXIV), number 45 (XLV), and number 47 (XLVII). The meanings and implications of these verses are analyzed to decipher the possible meaning(s) of the oceanic symbolism in Machado’s writing.