Essay Topic 1
Wood is a recurring theme in Neruda's 100 Sonnets. Analyze Neruda's usage of that motif and examine the symbolism and imagery associated with wood. Be sure to support all assertions with examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
In many poems, Neruda ascribes life-giving or healing properties to Matilde. Describe Matilde's role as a healer or life-bringer throughout the 100 Sonnets. Be sure to use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Neruda's poems are filled with images of the sea and rivers. What do the sea and rivers symbolize in his poetry? What role do they play? How do bodies of water affect Neruda and Matilde? Support any assertions with examples from the book.
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the importance of the forest in Neruda's poems. Topics one may want to consider include the forest's effect on Neruda, its role in developing Neruda and Matilde as characters, and the...
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