This essay is a literary analysis of sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s poem, “A una rosa.” sor Juana was, especially for her time period, a very influential and unique poet. The essay begins with a brief introduction of sor Juana, and then begins the analysis of the structure and figures of speech of “A una rosa.” The main topic of the essay is to examine the differing structures that sor Juana uses to demonstrate the concept of carpe diem and the similar structures she uses to establish her ideas of life and death as two things that are very similar, despite the fact that they are opposites. The research calls upon the works of literary analysts who have studied sor Juana’s use of these concepts and who have studied her different structures in depth. The essay also refers to other poems that sor Juana has written to demonstrate how her use of carpe diem is different in “A una rosa” than in her other poetry, and to show how her ideas of life and death in “A una rosa” are explained with structures similar to those of her other poems. The appendix includes a complete breakdown of the syllables and rhyme of “A una rosa.”
Cary, Breanna and Pena, Cynthia
"Variaciones del carpe diem y los conceptos de la vida y la muerte en el soneto “A una rosa”, de sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,"
SWOSU Journal of Undergraduate Research:
Vol. 1, Article 6.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/jur/vol1/iss1/6