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Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature (Part 2) Posted by on May 29, 2020

As I promised in my previous post, let’s continue revising some of the most used rhetorical figures in Spanish literature. Hyperbaton El hipérbaton Is the changing of position regarding the natural word order in a given language.   Del salón en el ángulo oscuro, de su dueña tal vez olvidada, silenciosa y cubierta de polvo…

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Rhetorical Figures in Spanish Literature (Part 1) Posted by on May 25, 2020

Rhetorical figures are intentional deviations from the conventional sequence of words in a literary work, whose purpose is to create a sensorial meaning or rhetorical effect. Some rhetorical figures can be associated with figurative language, as it usually encompasses a non-literal usage of words, meant to evoke a variety of emotions from readers. Rhetorical figures…

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Literature in Spanish: Why It is a Must for All Readers Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

It would be easy to suggest to any person with a knack for literature to read any novel coming from the Spanish-speaking world, considering just how many authors in that language have been awarded internationally—11 out of the 116 current Nobel laureates in that category, for instance. However, there are many other reasons why literature…

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Most Important Spanish-Speaking Writers (Part II) Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

In my previous post I introduced you to the most influential authors of the Spanish-speaking world. In this blog I present you another three essential names whose works you must read if you want to delve deeper into the best of literature written in the Spanish language. Mario Benedetti Born in Uruguay and author of…

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Book Review: La Sombra del Viento Posted by on May 24, 2018

One of my preferred methods of practicing a language is reading literature originally written in that language as well as watching movies in those languages. The added benefit I see is the cultural richness of these two methods. There are risks of falling into stereotypes, but my experience is that, if it is originally from…

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Bienvenida to the Spanish blog Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

Hello, Spanish blog readers and fellow language learners! My name is Karoly and I am very excited to be the latest contributor to the Spanish Language and Culture blog. I have been writing for the Dutch blog since 2014, and I am thrilled to write for the blog of my family language. I have moved…

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