It is generally considered that the phrase «Over all Spain the sky is cloudless» became a signal to the Francoist insurrection of 1936. In fact, this is a legend, which originates fromthe correspondence of Ilya
Ehrenburg from Paris. The phrase owes its popularity to the circumstances of the aesthetic nature: 1) a dramatic contrast between the literal and the implied meaning; 2) a fortunate phonetic and rhythmic shape; in essence, the phrase is a monostich.
winged words; Spanish Civil War; «It’s raining in Santiago» (film); I. Ehrenburg.