The Poetry Of Pablo Neruda

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Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, also known as Pablo Neruda was born on July 12, 1904 in a small town in Chile. Neruda’s mother died shortly after his birth, leaving him in the care of his father. Neruda began to write at the age of ten. Gabriela Mistral, who would later become a Nobel Prize winner, recognized Neruda’s talents by giving him books and encouragement he did not have at home. In his early teen years, he began to publish his writings under the name of what we know as “Pablo Neruda” in memory of the Czechoslovak poet, Jan Neruda, but also to avoid his father’s disapproval of Neruda’s interests in literature. This essay will analyze Neruda’s life and how it may have influenced his style, tone and other literary elements when writing his poetry. It has been established on nobelprize.org that Neruda began writing poetry at a young age and continued on for his whole life. At 13 years of age, he contributed to a daily newspaper where Neruda published his first poem, Entusiasmo y Perseverancia, translating to Enthusiasm and Perseverance. As an earlier work of his, it was difficult to find the poem, but the title alone shows his dedication to be a writer, even as a teenager. As a teenager, his early work reveals his desires to becoming the literary poet, Pablo Neruda, even with the disapproval of his father. In 1924, Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, or, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, was published. These collections of poems became

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