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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Wave Summary

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The Wave Summary

In lines 1-10:, these lines are describing the elasticity and potency of a wave, how it rises from the bottom with "roots", and at the top of the water is loosed "its snow-topped might," Neruda is describing the birth and life of a wave. He speaks of the "submerged firmament", with conjures the imagery of the vastness of the sky, inverted beneath the sea.

In lines 11-17, Neruda describes the wave as a flower, using flower imagery. The wave is a flower "from the earth," bringing along all the "light ever abolished."

In lines 18-24, these lines describe wave after wave being made is the unity of the sea being built - all its births, and all the ships deaths.

In lines 25-36, Neruda states that the flower "grew until it consumed the stone" and "the rose overflowed the steel." The "sea fell away without...

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