O sagrado em Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen e Dora Ferreira da Silva

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This thesis aims to study the manifestations of the sacred in poetry of Dora Ferreira da Silva and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. We select writings from all the poetic work of the two poets studied, we analyze also tales and children’s narratives by Sophia and interviews, translations and research of Dora, texts that help to understand the subject proposed. Carl Gustav Jung, Gaston Bachelard, Mircea Eliade and Gilbert Durand were some experts of Theory of the Imaginary that we use to understand the presence of sacred in the verses of poets, as well as Joseph Campbell and his studies about the journey and the pilgrim who embarks on this journey. Other academics that research the poetic works of the poets and symbolic hermeneutics scholars also contributed to the composition of this study. The beginning of the journey towards the sacred is when the lyrical subject in Dora and Sophia observe the degraded, chaotic and desecrated world in which they live and they realize how much people have gotten away from the true essence of things, from the purity, from the truth, from the ancient and from the eternal. We analyze the archetype of the trip, because the hero, the pilgrim, leaves his home environment for an adventure in search of self, of self-knowledge, of the Other, of the sacred. This is in the nature, in trees, in gardens, in lakes, in rivers, in seas, in animals, in the most secret woods, in the purest nights. When they look all this for the first time, the lyrical subject in the poems by Dora and Sophia seeks the true essence and purity of each place. And both strive to make a return to the one and sovereign God. And this, we believe, is the final stage of the journey of initiation. There, in that place of full unity, only would enter those who know your selves - and who know their limitations and their human error -, and those who value and have a full acceptance of the sacred. This would be the stage for which, apparently, the lyrical subjects don’t feel ready. They don’t see perfectly God, but they clearly understand that is for there that they must go, because arrive there would be the fullness, the completeness and the life.



COELHO, Kamilla Kristina Sousa França. O sagrado em Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen e Dora Ferreira da Silva. 2015. 246 f. Tese (Doutorado em Letras e Linguística) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2015.