A feature of Emilio Prados's poetical production/creation is the use of the refrain, a characteristic resource of popular traditional poetry, particularly that of the in-parallel type. The refrain is not only a versification device but also a rhetorical repetition figure of a textual kind. As a repetition phenomenon it becomes apparent in Prados's poetry in different ways. Inexact repetition or repetition with variations, and, particularly, the deliberate breaking in the last occurrence at the end of the poem are representative of the two main shapes the refrain takes.
Prados, Emilio; Poesía española; Lírica neopopular; Repetición textual; Estribillo
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