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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - I'm Explaining a Few Things Summary & Analysis

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I'm Explaining a Few Things Summary

In lines 1-6, Neruda is saying, "Oh, you want to know where my love poetry went? My lighthearted verse? my dripping garlands of nature? You asked, I'll tell you."

In lines 7-17, he is describing his house as it was: bursting with life. There were flowers, dogs, children running around and playing.

In lines 18-23, he is addressing his brothers, Federico and Raul, asking them to remember with him.

In lines 24-39, he is using descriptive language to recount just how great it was in those days; the smells, the colors, the thriving life of the public market.

In lines 40-55, the city is on fire. There has been an attack, most likely by the fascist regime of the time, as this is during the time of the Spanish Civil War. Those who have attacked...

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