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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Alliance (Sonata) Summary & Analysis

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Alliance (Sonata) Summary

In lines 1-6, the imagery of these lines is of late afternoon. The sun is setting, the night is coming on.

In lines 7-11, the imagery of these next lines is further images of the sun setting behind the church, the dying of the light, end of day into night. The colors are yellow, fading into darker colors.

In lines 12-15, the poet is saying that day is one thing, but night is something quite different. Nighttime is mistress of love. When night comes, the day is at rest. The poet drinks in everything that he sees in the day, registering it in his unconscious mind for later, where in his dreams these thoughts will colorfully unfurl.

In lines 16-21, the poet is carousing with the night and it is an intimate dance. The poet is personifying the night, dreaming, as...

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