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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Barcarole Summary & Analysis

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Barcarole Summary

In lines 1-18, the speaker wants every part of the reader's mouth on his heart; lips, teeth, tongue like a "red arrow." The mouth is very significant in this poem as it seems to be largely about noise, and making noise. The poet describes the creation of the sound of wind, the crackling of leaves, the sound of a fog horn in the distance, the sound of blood pumping through a heart. There is ghostly imagery, and the specter is decidedly feminine. Somehow the ghostly image is not scary, but beautiful.

In lines 19-24, there is a lot of cold colors in these lines, blue and silver. Night falls like clockwork, with lugubrious blue banners, the sea shares the heart sounds.

In lines 25-42, the noises described in these lines are big and super loud. The sea impeaches sound, and the heart is...

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