I, Too, Speak of the Rose Essay

Emilio Carballido
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Worthington is a playwright and a teacher. In this essay she examines the use of metaphor in Carballido's play and how it enriches his message

The poetic imagery in I, Too, Speak of the Rose creates a rich tapestry as a background to the social criticism on the surface of the play, which makes the work much richer than just a political tract. Eugene Skinner in Dramatists in Revolt: The New Latin American Theater says that I, Too, Speak of the Rose "further elaborates the concept of human existence as a complex web of interrelationships through a fusion of realistic and poetic techniques."

This is clear from the very beginning when one is greeted with the Medium, a woman who wears simple peasant garb but speaks in poetic language. She weaves a teasing web of language, comparing knowledge to a heart that beats and distributes its currents into...

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