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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Death Alone Summary & Analysis

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Death Alone Summary

Lines 1-7 are the images of bones and cemeteries, of the emptiness of dark, dark tunnels and of a ship collapsing, crushing in on itself. The tone is sad and dark but beautifully descriptive, painting a vivid picture.

Lines 8-14 are full of more dark imagery, corpses and death and bones. The poet speaks of a "pure sound, a bark without a dog" indicating a ghost-like image. There is much use of the color gray.

Lines 15-23 tell us of a wine-dark river, like the river Styx. The poet seems to make a very specific effort to let the reader know that this is a vertical river, meaning that it does not lay flat against the earth, it is at a 90 degree angle, straight up and down. It is like a waterfall, only flowing in the opposite direction. Thus, the imagery...

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