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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Ode to the Storm Summary & Analysis

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Ode to the Storm Summary

In lines 1-65, Neruda refers to the storm as "she," coming in the night. The storm is personified as a woman with hair of water and eyes of cold fire. He describes her as coming to the earth suddenly, wanting to sleep with it. She "made her bed," sweeping the jungles, highways and mountains and washing the oceans. She shakes lightning from her quiver of fire and drops thunderclaps in barrels. Suddenly there is silence.

In lines 66-83, a single leaf floats on the air, and then the winds start, making the great trees groan in misery. The earth moans like a woman giving birth, the regular world is blotted out with the sound of her fury and fire. The lightning flashes, and then there is just rain, rain, and more rain.

In lines 84-145, wth her...

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