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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Fish and the Drowned Man Summary & Analysis

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The Fish and the Drowned Man Summary

In lines 1-11, the poet is describing a huge, colorful, and pulsating school of fish. Normally a school of fish is just one kind of fish, but this one has all different kinds of fish in it. The imagery is of Neruda looking into the ocean and seeing all of the life thriving.

In lines 12-18, the "fishery denizens" are the residents of the fishery. The water he describes is full of life, teeming with it; there are so many fish that the stars above are reflected in their scales.

In lines 19-29, the imagery of the final lines is of a man falling down deeper into the water, becoming one with the sea. It is described as "a wounded inheritance," leading the reader to suspect that this descent from above the water...

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