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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Brutalized Birds Summary & Analysis

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The Brutalized Birds Summary

In lines 1-20, Tocopilla is a city in Chile, and these first lines describe some of the vegetation of the area, and the environment, the desert. The birds of long ago laid their eggs in the sand. The birds lived there in the desert, incubated their eggs there, thrived there.

In lines 21-32, then comes man. He comes to this land for whatever reason - and ruins the homes of the birds, killing them.

In lines 33-41, these lines describe a brutal attack on these birds, an attack without mercy. The birds fly into the air, furious, but the attack does not stop.

In lines 42-48, man settles where the birds had once lived, and make baskets out of the trees where their nests were built, and sell their eggs.

The Brutalized Birds Analysis

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