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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - I Have Gone Marking Summary & Analysis

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I Have Gone Marking Summary

In lines 1-4, the poet is comparing the body of his lover to an atlas, a map, as an exploration. He is marking her with crosses of fire, which symbolizes the heat of his passion. He refers to his tongue as a spider, indicating that he weaves a complicated web. He wishes to bury himself in her, to hide. He is driven by his lust, his thirst.

In lines 5-8, the poet refers to the lover as a sad and gentle doll, in many poems she is referenced as a doll, delicate and needing to be tended, cared for. He wishes to alleviate her sadness and intends to tell her stories of places far away, of swans and trees. The poet speaks of the season of grapes, ripe and fruitful, symbolizing her fruitfulness, her fertility. He wants...

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