Literary calaveritas are a Mexican tradition, associated with the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated on November 2. This literary style arose at the end of the 19th century, preserving itself over time due to its structure, since it allows an idea to be expressed in an ironic and burlesque tone.
What is a Long Literia Skull?
It is characterized mainly by being written in verses that rhyme assonant or consonant, and contain the image of a skull that alludes to the day of the dead, which is popularly known by the name of La Catrina, accompanied by the subject to whom goes to. They are used to express themselves before a certain activity or action carried out by an individual in a satirical way, in which said individual is spoken of as if he were dead, making the criticism as an epitaph (to coincide with the day of the dead).
How to make a Long Skull
Long skulls are considered those that have more than 4 verses that jointly and sequentially present an idea, as a mockery and comply with the characteristics mentioned above. In principle it was used to attack politicians and the government but today it is used in any field.
It is the way to express any critical idea in a comical and direct way but without offending the person it is addressed to.