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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Magellan Heart Summary & Analysis

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The Magellan Heart Summary

In lines 1-9, t he speaker of these lines is lost and he can't remember who he is, what day it is, where he is from. He is saying that in the middle of a dream, a tree, a night and a wave all rise. A day is born from this wave, and it is a "lightning bolt with a tiger's snout."

In I SUDDENLY AWAKE IN THE NIGHT THINKING OF THE FAR SOUTH, the day comes to the speaker asking if they hear the water over Patagonia, for there lies adventure and wild mysteries to tame.

In I RECALL THE SOLITUDE OF THE STRAIT, the poet is saying that the long night takes him away. His fatigue and the "acid" of whatever happens in his waking life is overturned in sleep. A snowdrop is a white, drooping flower...

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