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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Discoverers of Chile Summary & Analysis

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Discoverers of Chile Summary

In lines 1-18, Almagro, the invader, brought fire and explosives to conquer this land. The Spaniards who met him, fell to his strategy, they were no match. "Night, snow and sand" make up the "form" of this country. Neruda describes the coastline of Chile as foam flowing from its "marine beard." This land is full of coal, gold, and silver, which illuminates like a "green moon," meaning that it makes Chile a target. The Spaniards did not imagine this "choleric" place, being born from the dung of the sea eagle.

Discoverers of Chile Analysis

This piece refers to Diego de Almagro, the Spanish Conquistador who is credited in conquering Peru and Chile. This poem is pretty straight forward, as far as Neruda's works go. It was only a matter of time, given the works Neruda was doing at the...

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