Dedication - X
• In his dedication, Neruda explains to Matilde that he labored and suffered over his 100 sonnets. They are made of wood, and only Matilde herself gives them life and beauty.
• I: The name "Matilde" is a name with a life all its own. It is like an ocean, which Neruda wants to sail through and rest within.
• II: Neruda laments that his path to love with Matilde has been traveled with great effort and loneliness. Once together, the love between Matilde and Neruda obliterates all distance and boundaries.
• III: "Bitter love" is described as a thorny plant, a weapon that has wounded Neruda. Love has wounded his heart with its thorns.
• IV: Neruda asks Matilde to remember different sights they encounter in nature. He says that, in that place, time has no meaning, but that the place holds everything he needs.
• V: Neruda describes Matilde using...
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