Francisco de Quevedo

1580-1645

You can find Quevedo's biography and works in the site of Fundación Francisco de Quevedo

http://www.franciscodequevedo.org/

Reccomended Pre-Reading Activities

- Have the student research and share in class a ‘curious’ fact about Francisco de Quevedo (see example below).





- Have the students read about the following themes: conceptismo, sátira, etc.

Reccomended Reading Guides

To read poetry:

1) About versification in Spanish http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/poesia/sylcount.htm

2) Types of Spanish poetry (with flashcards) http://quizlet.com/5701260/types-of-spanish-poetry-flash-cards/

3) Common themes of Baroque poetry: Love deception, disillusion, death, ephemeral beauty, temporality of all material things, importance of the spirit and spiritual life

4) What to note when reading poetry: tone, central theme, purpose, who is the speaker and whom is the speaker addressing

5) Rhetorical devices http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/jtomlins/rhetorical_devices.htm

Recommended open public sites to read Quevedo online

You can find all of Quevedo’s work in the site of Fundación Francisco de Quevedo

http://www.franciscodequevedo.org/

Sonetos de Francisco Quevedo

http://www.dim.uchile.cl/~anmoreir/escritos/siglo_oro/quev.html#g1d

Reccomended Essay and Discussion Topics

- Beauty and deformity

- Love and disillusion

- Life and death

- Humor

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