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The Colonel
The Colonel
by Carolyn Forché

The Colonel Allusions & Cultural References

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References

  • The "rights of anyone" references the state-sponsored mass executions and repression that occurred in El Salvador, from 1978 to 1985. (28)
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