"The do-it-alls, the sell-it-alls, the eat-it-alls": The Satire of the Oppressed in Roque Dalton's Poetry.
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AbstractThe following is a study that focuses on how Salvadoran writer Roque Dalton used satire throughout his work to denounce the injustices committed by the military governments that ran the country from the 1930s through the 1970s. The way this is accomplished is by first writing a brief history of El Salvador and a brief biography of Roque Dalton, followed by a brief history of the satiric genre, starting from the Roman Classical period ending with how satire came about in Latin America. Finally, I dedicate a chapter to analyzing three of Roque Dalton’s poems, giving examples of the instances when he used satire to condemn the many atrocities done to the Salvadoran people.
DescriptionThis thesis was completed as an option for requirements of the degree of Master’s in Liberal Studies and focuses on the use of the satire genre by Salvadoran poet and activist Roque Dalton, to denounce the injustices done to the Salvadoran people by the corrupt military governments in pre Civil War El Salvador.
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