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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Some Beasts Summary & Analysis

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Some Beasts Summary

In line 1, Neruda is saying that the time of which he speaks is the beginning of the end for the natural dwellers of the world.

In lines 2-23, he describes a melodious and pulsating scene teeming with all different sorts of life and creatures, all living harmoniously in the wild, going about their business of living. He is saying that this is the original earth.

In lines 24-38, in these lines, comprised of 3 separate stanzas, Neruda describes a jaguar, a badger and an anaconda. These are all predatory animals, and they are looming in wait to devour their prey. These are very different kinds of beasts than the ones he described before.

Some Beasts Analysis

The inspiration for this poem comes from this specific time in Neruda's life, tying back into the poem, Love, America (1400) where he is referencing the jungles...

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