Federico García Lorca had quite a strange style of writing in which he liked to make use of various symbols in order to convey the meanings behind his work. Many of the symbols he used were related to the subject of death; however, symbols and their meanings could vary from piece to piece. He particularly liked to use the metaphor as a powerful literary tool. However, he liked to have metaphors whose actual and metaphorical meanings were worlds apart, hence very difficult to understand.
Lorca was a skilled writer and could therefore adapt to any new literary tendencies or movements, however he preferred to fill his work with traditional elements that give away his large literary heritage and culture. These traditional elements were not however traditional writing forms, but rather traditional aspects of life, people and the country in which he lived. For example, music and folk songs often made an appearance in his poetry. The southern Spanish area of Granada had an impact on his work too, with its strong influences from Moorish culture, the Orient, folklore as well as the ragged, wild terrain of the land.
Some of his best work includes:
- Blood Wedding
- Comedia sin Titulo
- Amor de don Perlimplin con Belisa en su Jardin
- Los titeres de Cachiporra
- The House of Bernarda Alba