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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Ah Vastness of Pines Summary & Analysis

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Ah Vastness of Pines Summary

In lines 1-2, the poet is setting the scene for the poem, describing the vast landscape of pine trees, and the ocean below. He describes the way the light from the ships plays on the water, and the sound of their bells.

In lines 3-4, the poet shows that it is the end of the day, twilight, which further paints the scene, but also this is a metaphor for the end of his relationship. He then introduces us to the object of his desire, describing her as a toy doll, which indicates his reverence towards her, showcasing her perfection. She is the "snail of the earth," a seemingly insignificant inhabitant of the earth, but the thing for which the earth continues spinning, or singing.

In lines 5-8, the rivers sing because of her and the poet has...

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