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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Entrance of the Rivers Summary & Analysis

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Entrance of the Rivers Summary

In Paragraph 1, Neruda begins with an introductory paragraph, describing the river as a giver of life, of a goddess; the river is in the image of Mother Nature. The force of the river is mighty. The mother river mapped the topography of these lands, carving out the rock to make the river beds. These lines are filled with birth imagery; the river is the giver of life.

In Orinoco, Neruda describes the river of Orinoco, which is located in South America, in a very motherly way. When he speaks of the scarlet colored water, he is alluding to placenta. The imagery here is very much of birth, and the giving of life. This is written almost as an ode to this river. He says he wants to sink his hands in her and return to her "maternity...

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