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The first element of "Gacela of the Dark Death" to notice is its title; a gacela is a poem of Persian origin that has strict technical guidelines, including a very specific metrical pattern and tends to have an erotic theme. Lorca does not follow the technical form of a gacela, but by classifying a work entitled "Gacela of the Dark Death" as a love poem, he introduces a connection between love and death that will become an increasingly important theme. The title also requires the reader to begin to consider the difficulties of translation; because the Spanish title does not necessarily refer to one particular death, "Gacela de la muerte oscura" has also been translated without "the" ("Gacela of Dark Death"), which implies an ambiguity between universal and personal themes. It is also important to note that oscura can mean "obscure" as well as "dark," and this...

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