Figuras literarias en los titulares de la prensa costarricense

This article analyzes headlines from Costa Rican newspapers with the intention of exploring aspects of Costa Rican society and culture. This study shows how figures of speech such as metaphors, similes, hyperboles and personifications are recurrent images in Costa Rican newspapers. In addition, the...

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Main Author: Smith, Andrew
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/19664
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23888
Summary: This article analyzes headlines from Costa Rican newspapers with the intention of exploring aspects of Costa Rican society and culture. This study shows how figures of speech such as metaphors, similes, hyperboles and personifications are recurrent images in Costa Rican newspapers. In addition, the headlines used in this paper present a clear image of what is important or pertinent in Costa Rica. Images such as violence and war, death, food, skill, beauty, communication, animals, and even mythology are common and recurrent ideas that are seen in newspaper headlines from this country. For this reason, newspaper headlines are an interesting insight into Costa Rican society and culture.