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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Love, America (1400) Summary & Analysis

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Love, America (1400) Summary

In lines 1-6, Neruda is describing America long before it was settled, long before the wig and the frockcoat. So long ago, that there was not even a word for thunder yet. There was just wild nature.

In lines 7-19, he describes a time when man was one with nature, with earth. Even his weapon was made of things from the earth. These people that he speaks of in these lines pre-date all history, pre-date even the common modern idea of the Native American. He speaks of Carib, Chibcha and Araucanian people. These cultures are so old that all of

their customs have been lost, even their language.

In lines 20-34, even though the culture was lost, and the language was lost - life itself was sustained. The "red drop" of life that has fallen is the ancient blood of our ancestors. It flows in...

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