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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Weak with the Dawn Summary & Analysis

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Weak with the Dawn Summary

In lines 1-4, the imagery used here is dark and sad. It feels as though war has struck around him and he can see and smell the death and blood. A vicious attack came swiftly and without warning.

In lines 5-14, the poet is describing the shift in morals that he feels around himself. Everyone has gone into survival mode. He is pondering the other costs of the war. First and foremost, of course, to consider is the loss of lives, but second and just as importantly is the cost of morality; the loss of a belief system and a way of thinking.

In lines 15-27, the rebuilding of the destruction around him will take time. The fabric given to repair is a weak one; he describes it as a linen, a gauze. The imagery used is...

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