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Degree Program

Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded



Castro Alves, Romantismo, Navio Negreiro, Escravidão, poesia brasileira, Liberdade


A tese apresenta uma leitura aprofundada do poema “O Navio Negreiro”, de Castro Alves, valorizando os ricos aspectos imagéticos, narrativos e sonoros presentes na obra, assim como trazendo à luz o caráter holográfico de sua estrutura. Estudam-se as metáforas empregadas, as mudanças na atitude e no posicionamento geográfico do eu-lírico, bem como os recursos estilísticos que propiciam o encantamento do falar em voz alta característico do poema, no contexto de sua organicidade.

This thesis presents an in-depth reading of the poem “O Navio Negreiro,” written by Castro Alves. It analyzes the complex metaphors, narrative strategies and sound effects employed by the romantic poet, as well as the holographic aspect of the general structure. “O Navio Negreiro” is thus studied in the context of its organicity, taking into consideration the rich imagery, the multiple changes – both interior and exterior – which occur in the lyric-voice, and the manipulation of sounds, which leads to the fascinating stylistic effects that allow for the magic enchantment produced by the reading of the verses aloud.

First Advisor

Francisco Cota Fagundes