Pablo Neruda Sea Diction Essay

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Pablo Neruda's choice of diction and literary devices combine to give off a very calm and soft tone. Neruda, throughout the piece conveys a sense of calmness using sounds and words such as: “sea”, “me”, and “waves . Each of these words fly off of the tongue with ease and grace, similar to how the seas waves are. Neruda creates the image of being near the sea by his diction by choosing words with smooth sounds such as: “me” ,”rose”, “foam”, and “vast”. These words create the soft sounds like what we would see at the sea and that was Neruda’s goal. His vision was not only that we can imagine the sea by the sounds used, but to physically see it with our own eyes by the structure of the poem. The structure of the poem underlies the secrets that Neruda creates for the reader. Furthermore, the poem consists of three stanzas and are fairly balanced, therefore, the poem is able to flow left to right identical to a sea’s waves. Furthermore, Neruda compiles the first two stanzas to have two periods while the third stanza only has one. The syntax of the poem symbolizes speaker’s realization towards what the sea is teaching him. The two periods during each stanza symbolizes the relationship of both the…show more content…
Specifically in the second stanza, words such as: shivering, planet, death, fragment, god, spoonful sticks out to the reader. Neruda’s goal of the poem is to state that everything is connected in the world, similar to how the speaker is connected to the sea. Neruda’s focus is to compare the smaller things in life to the gigantic and was still able to pull a similarity out of the two. Examples such as “I reconstruct the day out of a fragment,”(12), and “if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,”(3) serves as an example of a hidden bigger meaning. Neruda is trying to show the readers that within these few lines, they all go together in the
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