Pablo Neruda Poetry

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Pablo Neruda was born on July 12,1904 in Parral, Chile. He was originally named Neftali Ricardo Reyes, and was raised by his widowed father in Temuco, Chile. He began to show an interest for literacy early as thirteen, being given the opportunity to write limited articles and share his poems in the daily La Manana news paper. With the influence and experience that La Manana newspaper gave Pablo Neruda, in 1920 he was able to branch out and be part of the literary journal “Selva Austral.” Here he went under the pen name Pablo Neruda in memory of Jan Neruda, a famous Czechoslovak poet and later on made it his legal name. Neruda worked for the government between 1927 and 1935, which allowed him to visit many cities all over Latin America. With this privilege not only was he able to do many honorary consulships for the government he was able to create some of the best selling poems with the influence of his many experiences. (First article in works cited)

“Walking around” is one of Pablo Neruda’s well known poem in Latin America written in 19... In this piece of literature Neruda approaches the matter of man vs. society. Throughout the poem he expresses anger and his displeased feelings towards the corruption that is occurring in modern day “It so happens that I am sick of my feet and my nails/ and my hair and my shadow/ It so happens I am sick of being a man.” In this stanza Pablo Neruda exemplifies how tired he is of the demoralization that is happening in the society, by using his own appearance as a metaphor to what he constantly sees in everyday life. In reality he’s not really sick of his feet, nails, hair, or shadow, he’s actually sick of observing the decisions that people have made and it’s outcome (impact). The fact that he’s not able to know if things will improve, torments the man walking around because all he sees is a world full of laziness and people seeking for the easy way in life “ The only thing I want is to lie still like stones or...
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