Forgot your password?  

Ode to My Socks Historical Context

This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Ode to My Socks.
This section contains 1,157 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Ode to My Socks Study Guide

Historical Context

Neruda was a political activist and a committed communist all his adult life, and historical events in Chile and around the world had a profound affect on his art. "Ode to My Socks" was written in 1956, four years after his return to Chile from political exile. Neruda published four books of odes from 1954 to 1959, and the verses in these collections show a profound shift in style and theme from his earlier work. Some critics have maintained that after the horrors of World War II and the political hardships he suffered in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Neruda sought to return to an examination and celebration of more elemental, human experiences. Others have contended that the odes reflect a time of simple happiness in the poet's life with his third wife, who inspired much of his later poetry. It is worth examining the historical context in which Neruda...

(read more from the Historical Context section)

This section contains 1,157 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Ode to My Socks Study Guide
Copyrights
Ode to My Socks from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook