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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Not Alone the Albatross Summary & Analysis

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Not Alone the Albatross Summary

In lines 1-10, Neruda opens the poem by talking about where certain birds are expected to be found.

In lines 11-22, he is describing these birds all together. He is saying that the albatross is not the only sacred one. He is saying that it is not okay to kill any of these birds.

In lines 23-40, Neruda is saying that his heart is with all these other birds and not just the albatross. The other birds take the burden from the albatross.

Not Alone the Albatross Analysis

This poem references the famous piece written in 1798 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge called Rime of the Ancient Mariner written in 1798. The main theme of Coleridge's poem is that of an old superstation held by sailors that the albatross is meant to symbolize good luck. In Mariner, there is an...

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