This essay is an in depth analysis of the poem “Detente sombra de mi bien esquivo “, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the most important poet of the Spanish American Baroque period. This sonnet has been traditionally interpreted as a love poem, more specifically from the Neo Platonic traditions of the European Renaissance. Some scholars have also proposed an analysis of the poem based on the mysticism. In my analysis, I propose a new interpretation based on the eroticism tradition and style. This tradition can also be found in the poetry written in Spain by other authors that had, as sor Juana, a strong affiliation with the Catholic Church.
Velazquez, Juan Manuel Ramirez
"Eroticism or Neo-Platonism?: the Case in the Sonnet “Detente sombra de mi bien esquivo,” by sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,"
SWOSU Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/jur/vol2/iss1/4