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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Battle of the Jarama River Summary & Analysis

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Battle of the Jarama River Summary

In Stanza 1, the river of Jarama stood sentinel during this battle,

In Stanza 2, these men from spain came to fight.

In Stanza 3, the river is like a branch of fallen crystal, a broad line of medals for the victor with the prize to be won.

In Stanza 4, the river cannot be mastered. It is a force of nature and this fight could wound it but not kill it.

In Stanza 5, they drink the water of the river, they came to this river to die essentially. No one won this battle, all you did was come here to die.

In Stanza 6, for a minute, you got to taste that water and then you were dead.

In Stanza 7, the river's people are Spanish, the were formidable, a force to be reckoned with, like the land they defended...

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