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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Autumn Returns Summary & Analysis

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Autumn Returns Summary

In lines 1-6, there are mournful bells chiming somewhere, signifying someone has died. The poet describes the sound of the bell is a fluttering widow veil; it is the figurative death of summer. As the summer season fades, the cherries have fallen off the tree and sunk into the earth. The poet uses color here, the deep wine-red of fermenting cherries, the color of the river Styx. The air of autumn arrives like a tail of smoke, changing the summer colors of everything into the colors of autumn.

In lines 7-12, the poet is trying to make sure you understand him; here comes the night, here comes the dark, the poet is alone at the window. He hears autumn's steed running towards him. He is describing the way he can feel a tangible change in the atmosphere, literally. He is, as...

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