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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Nocturnal Collection Summary & Analysis

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Nocturnal Collection Summary

In lines 1-4, the poet is saying that he has conquered his dreams, has learned to take what they give and use that information not only to his advantage, but to shape his imagination.

Lines 5-10 are descriptive of his dreams. The poet is allowing us a window into what goes on inside his head while he sleeps.

In lines 11-20, the poet is employing personification here, speaking of the sandman as an actual person. He is describing some of the events of his dreaming, the plot of the stories he sees. The sandman is the master of ceremonies to this wild, tangled, imagery-brimming circus of dreaming.

In lines 21-28, the poet is saying that dreaming is the right of all people, no matter who they are or what they believe. Every person in the world can close their eyes and...

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