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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Way Spain Was Summary & Analysis

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The Way Spain Was Summary

In lines 1-4, Neruda, the speaker, feels great tenderness for Spain. He explains how it once felt. The false god is Fascism.

In lines 5-18, he describes how he loves Spain, no matter what, barren soil and all. Stricken people and all! He is saying that the fascists love it for another reason for its vineyards and silver mines.

In lines 19-22, he is saying that he understands the political undercurrent of the time; what is coming. He is mourning the loss of Spain as it will never be the same again.

The Way Spain Was Analysis

This poem is another example of Neruda's view of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Clearly this was a time of great unrest. Neruda is pondering the sadness, the loss of life, the horrors he has witnessed.

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