Example sentences for: adelita

How can you use “adelita” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One play about La Adelita, titled Soldadera, written by Josephine Niggli, was produced and performed in the United States in 1936, and is still performed today.

  • The Adelita character dies in the play, and Niggli idealizes her bravery.

  • The legend states that Adelita was a woman who fought in the Revolution, but it is not known if she actually existed as an individual; she came to epitomize all soldaderas and courageous women of that period.

  • In popular culture, literature, and the cinema, soldaderas have been portrayed as self-sacrificing women, usually mestizas (mixed-race women) from the lower classes, but La Adelita is often seen as a güera (light-skinned), “sweetheart of the troops, a woman who is valiant, pretty, and a wonderful helpmate to the soldier” (Salas 121).

  • In fact, it is primarily through the corridos that Adelita is known today.


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