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  • 1 Louisiana Tech University Departmentof Foreign Languages P.O. Box 3086 Ruston Louisiana U.S.A. P.O. Box 3086 Ruston Louisiana U.S.A.
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Abstract  

Hart Crane's The Bridge and Federico GarcaLorca's Poeta en Nueva York share an important commonality: the extensive use of language and idiom associated with machinery and technology. This demonstrates not merely the poets' dependence on such vocabulary; rather, the results should actually be tabled a “poetic” symbiosis. Numerous examples of similarities in the two books, in the images, and in the employment of symbols - particularly those of industry, machinery, and technology — leave no doubt that both Lorca and Crane were influenced by the same stimulus, NewYork City, and that they reacted poetically in much the same way. Though there are differences in the two poets, the differences do not outweigh the similarities. The poetic inspiration which drove their poetry often speaks in one voice, and this voice is particularly evident in The Bridgeand Poeta en Nueva York.