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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Too many Names Summary & Analysis

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Too many Names Summary

In lines 1-6, Neruda is saying that the days are blurring together. Time is just a wash, bleeding daily into the night.

In lines 7-15: He is saying that, ultimately we do not have names. Names are made-up things. None of us really are from any country. Countries are made-up things, too. He knows only of his skin and of the earth, both of which, he asserts, are nameless as well.

In lines 16-27: Roots please him more than flowers, stones ring like bells. Time drags on forever. He is un-named while in his dream world, why should it be any different in his waking life?

In lines 28-36: He says that as soon as we are born, we receive our names, and soon after we start naming things, classifying them. He says: let's stop assigning names, let's stop...

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