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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Rapa Nui Summary & Analysis

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Rapa Nui Summary

In lines 1-8, Rapa Nui is also known as Easter Island, and commonly referred to as the omphalos, or "navel of the sea," because of its location. By the Polynesian natives, it is also called Tepito-Te-Henua. A "diadem" is a tiara or crown. Some of the statues of Easter Island are lined up in a tiara-like bow, in a row, and this is the shape to which Neruda refers. Neruda is asking; who are these people who made these statues? Where did they come from and why?

In lines 9-14, in these lines, Neruda is describing the big footless statues, with their big heads and faces and eyes, watching the world go by. Neruda describes their feet as buried in the sand, conjuring the image of things going on further deep into the sand as opposed to just on the surface...

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