Incorrespondente palavra: Aporias na poesia de Drummond

Translated title of the contribution: Incorresponding word: Aporias in Drummond's poetry

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Beginning with a discussion of some of the most productive interpretations of the poem “Áporo” included in A rosa do povo, this essay discusses the role of homonymy and differential repetition in the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Through readings of “A palavra,” (A paixão medida), “Cantiga de enganar” (Claro enigma) and “Carta” (Claro enigma) I argue that the conflict among different acceptions of the same word inside a single verse, or a single poem, is a central element in Drummond's poetry, fundamental for the staging of a tension between language and the world, visible in the poet's complex investment in diaphorical repetition.

Translated title of the contributionIncorresponding word: Aporias in Drummond's poetry
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)88-105
Number of pages18
JournalLuso-Brazilian Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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