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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Study Guide Signifying Shadows Summary & Analysis

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In lines 1-4, the speaker is asking, "what hope can be kept alive?" In asking this question, he is saying that no matter how great you think you are in life, everyone dies. What hope is there to consider?

In lines 5-8, the speaker asks, "what idea can I dream up to help myself live forever?"

In lines 9-13, the speaker is saying that everyone wants to make their mark on the chaos of history. Wee all seek a sense of permanency and immortality.

In lines 14-17, the poet's idea is that we can go on existing beyond our own demise through the written word. He is saying: his idea is that we should write our way into the history books. He will go on living even once he has ceased to exist, and that is the "deep heartland" he reserves for himself.

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