Pablo Neruda Poem Analysis

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Love and romance are a common genre found in poetry, where one is able to express their true emotions toward a particular person or thing. Love itself has come to represent both the emotional and personal connection between two lovers. Pablo Neruda, a renowned Chilean poet, explores the concept of love and separation in the form of the poem, “I can write the saddest verses.” In this poem, Neruda communicated his longing for his past love, whom he still loved at the time. While the words of the poem create an effect and feeling in the reader, which is related to the sad aspects of losing relationships, more can be uncovered about Neruda. This, in turn, this would contribute to a central idea and the overlying themes that encompass this poem.
At the beginning of the poem, Neruda states “I can write the saddest verses tonight,” a line which is repeated two other times and is the same as the title of the poem itself. The repetition of these lines helps establish both the mood of the poem, sadness and sorrow, and in the emphasis of the idea that this is the moment for Neruda to fully express his own feelings. This mood is further established in the beginning of the poem, in the form of imagery, where “the night is full of stars, twinkling blue, in the distance,” creating an image of luminous and shining stars that are able to emit light and be seen from. However, it also begins to hint at the idea of isolation and separation, foreshadowing to what would be seen later in the poem.
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