An old elm

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Q Machado lives in Soria from 1907 to 1912, he became cantor of Castile: its landscape, its people, its beauty and its miserias.En Leonor Soria meets with q marries in 1909 but their happiness will be very brief, his wife died in 1912 of tuberculosis, stas CIRCUMSTANCES should be taken into account apra elcomentario of this poem was written in the spring of 1912 when the disease q Machado knew was hopeless.
The starting point is a specific detail of the reality of Soria: the contemplation of an elm graphiosis attacked by an unexpected rebound spring, but this physical reality to the poet charged a deep symbolic value. Remember your roots symbolist poetry (influence of the French poets). In the poem the elm is a symbol of the death Åseda existence which opposes the green branch, symbol of a miraculous recovery. The theme of this poem would be the hope of q Leonor could overcome his incurable disease. I should add that, as the poet does not specify which miracle question (espra my heart too ... another miracle of spring) final ste can be understood as tamb q uan vague hope gives meaning to your life.
- Structure ext. 30versos the poem consists of seven syllables hendecasyllables and taste combined with the poet. The first 14versos of rhyme have a peculiar starting sonnet (with a seven-syllable verse, the 2nd and two servenesios ABAB two quartets instead of ABBA). The other verses rhyme combine in an irregular fashion lines and hendecasyllables gheptasilabos, to rhyme with the exception of a verse, 14, q keda loose.
- Internal structure: there are q distinguish lso first 27 and last three verses, sta final part functions as epiphoneme. We are facing a very typical structure of Symbolist poetry: first develops the symbol (dry elm, green branch): afterwards desveela meaning of the symbol.
- Analysis of content: 1.4 verses shows us the essence of the symbol, the contrast setting and life / death, first insite q denotes the destruction: old, split, rotten depues surprised by these "green leaves", note life of hope. In the 2nd stanza after the effusion of sentiment q is the exclamation point, add more descriptive details together with the above q is a field q demantoid asleep words connote the idea of destruction and death: "yellow moss," verb "stain" , adjectives "rotten" and "dusty". Verses 9-14 give opposing ideas, the priemro "shall not" is the negation of a future life, predicts that if the "poplars singers" and its "nightingale."
This reference to the shocking love acquires resonances if qa Machado thinks he is dying his beloved. Then the face of the q "will not" see what this elm q now. So to akellos "nightingales" absent (symbols of life and love) oppose these "ants and spiders" q we produce a chilling impression of death.
Verses 15-27 are one long sentence in the observed q Machado's obsession with time.
It should be noted the effect of the four propositions obsessive time introduced by the temporal connection "rather than" anaphoric, stas repetitions serve a purpose to insist on the imminent death of the tree. Attached is a growing tone of vehemence and drama of the verbs used (breaks, Ardas ..). The climax or gradation image leads manriqueña wing river takes pole q sea.
All these ideas of death again opposes "grace" of the "branch greenish. Overlooks the presence of the lyrical "I want to score," breaks the subjectivity of the poet. The last three verses of themselves constitute a unit of content.The I's poem emotionally now manifest in the expression "my heart" .. associated with the verb "wait". The heart is the seat dela hope, feelings. After the death of Eleanor says: "... Not every heart beats / was swallowed by the earth." With Leonor still alive, hope the poet is q that other miracle occurs, a hope fueled by the contemplation of akellos unusual green twig. Next to the word "miracle" crowd such positive words as "Spring Light" and especially "life."
Conclusion: after the republication of Campos de Castilla, Machado recognize the teaching of dario rube. Q The highlight of the poet is a deep spiritual palpitation blend harmoniously dnde sheets and symbolic values to bring in a crescendo of the final horn amocion endearing.

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