La generacion comprometida, also known as the Committed Generation, was created as an attempt by the intellectual sectors of the middle and upper classes of Central America as a way to use literature to achieve social justice. Alegría’s ideological approach to her poetry reflects this literary movement. “Accounting” contains references to both social justice and human rights issues.
In its origins in Greek and Latin poetry, the elegy was a meditation that might focus on death, but might equally call to mind love or...
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