Analysis Of Tonight I Can Write By Pablo Neruda

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Batool Alhalwachi 10N
Mr. Ali Alshehab
English
23 November 2016
Tonight I Can Write… “Tonight I can write…” is one of the best poems written by the great Pablo Neruda. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 10 years old. He wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such this chosen poem. He often wrote in green ink, which was his personal symbol for desire and hope. This is one of the greatest poem I’ve ever came across. Pablo really expressed his love and feelings towards his no longer loved one. Reading this poem showed me how loyal and strong he is as well as remembering all the memories whether they were a happy memories
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It adds to the imagery by adding the wind and personification also takes place in this stanza which is defined as giving a non – human thing, human life like qualities and abilities. In the following stanza, “Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” The speaker introduces the first detail of their relationship and points to a possible reason for its demise when he admits “sometimes she loved me too.” The reader really gets the sense that he was in a state of inner tension and both him and his lover went through a roller-coaster of emotions and had a lot of ups and downs. In the same line, we know how the writer feels like sometimes she loves him and show all the attention that he wants and needs, and sometimes, he starts questioning her love to him. “Through nights like this one I held her in my arms. I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.” In this stanza, He then recalls about being with her in “nights like this one.” Where he enjoyed spending every second of it with her and holding her in his arms. He remembers the moment he kissed her under the endless sky which he hoped their relationship would be and last forever. Here, the reader gets a hint about how Neruda remembers all the positive ad happy times when they were both together…show more content…
“What does it matter that my love could not keep her” he is worrying about the shattered night when she is not with him. “This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance. My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her” Here, the writer seemed to him that someone is singing in a distance. His brain stopped missing her but his soul didn’t. “My sight searches for her as though to go to her. My heart looks for her, and she is not with me”. In this stanza Neruda says that he is looking for her every day to go to her, but when he searches for her with his heart he doesn’t find her and she is not with him. Lines 21 – 24, “The same night whitening the same trees. We, of that time, are no longer the same. I no longer love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her”. The writer states the everything stayed the same like the trees, except for their relationship. He finally admits that he no longer loves her after he tried to contact her. In the following stanza, “Another’s. She will be another’s. Like my kisses before. Her voice. Her bright body. Her infinite eyes”. He thinks that his past love will find another man, so he remembers her voice, her body and her
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