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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Sonata and Destructions Summary & Analysis

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Sonata and Destructions Summary

In lines 1-12, this man, the speaker, the poet, has seen a lot in his life. He has accumulated so much, traveled so far and wide, so far from him home, that he is becoming confused about just where he really is. He has travelled these roads with idiots who do not share his vision. The thing that he cherishes about himself is that despite all that he has had to endure, he loves that he still has the tenacity in his eyes. He can still pursue his own dreams, his own destiny. He can stay true to himself. He listens in his heart for his "horseman's paces." This is the grim reaper, the oncoming of his own demise. The imagery in the last few lines is that of the angel of death, waiting in the shadows with "trembling...

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