A sátira barroca e a poesia satírica de Gregório de Matos

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In the Baroque period, despite the theoretical principles and requirements that prohibit the connection of poetry to prosaic themes and languages, it is recovered the realistic and concrete vocation, with roots in medieval poetry, which was interrupted by the Renaissance classicism. The reality appears, once again, reinvented in various degrees of irony, satire, caricature, comic, burlesque and grotesque; the detail, contingent, incidental, low and abject are essential in this poetry that seeks the apprehension and viewing of common real. Gregorio is one of the best writers of satire, which, with more ideological or more personal intentions, promotes, through play and laughter, the escape from mechanisms of social and religious repression. The poet does not admit it, but for him satirical aggression and obscenity can be an art and a pragmatic in the service of individual truth. The satire of Gregorio thus gives continuity to the line of Lucilius and Juvenal, to which the Portuguese and foreign poetics refer more to exalt the ethical verticality of the authors than to promote the direct language they use. SCOPUS ID: Scopus ID: 84890094081
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)193-203
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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