Everything you need to understand or teach Cien Sonetos de Amor by Pablo Neruda.
Such an intimate collection of poems brings the author to the fore. As the dedication so clearly indicates these poems are a gift from Matilde Urrutia from Pablo Neruda, the "speaker" of the poem and "Pablo Neruda" the poet and man are fairly indistinguishable. The speaker's most obvious trait is his eternal, passionate, and fierce love for his subject, Matilde. The 100 Love Poems, then, become the speaker's one-hundred attempts to express that which is inexpressible.
The speaker goes through many moods. The "Morning" section of poems features an upbeat, youthful, and exuberant speaker. Physical rather than spiritual love is many times the subject, and Matilde undergoes conceits that scale fabulous heights. "Afternoon" shows a more thoughtful, even pessimistic speaker, who realizes the wounds of love along with its delight, and who is able to appreciate a more spiritual and less physical love...
100 Love Sonnets = Cien Sonetos de Amor Lesson Plans contain 139 pages of teaching material, including: