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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Autumn Testament Summary & Analysis

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Autumn Testament Summary

In THE POET BEGINS TO ACCOUNT FOR HIS CONDITION AND PREFERENCES, Neruda starts this piece by saying: to die or not to die? He goes on to say that he cares about precious little. He says no one can work out all the mysteries of this life. We all turn out to be "rich have-beens now ranked with the new poor," meaning that we may have been "rich" in life, but we can't take it with us.

In HE DISCUSSES HIS ENEMIES AND SHARES OUT HIS INHERITANCE, he is saying that the world is full of back-stabbing sharks. To the, he leaves his "hiker's eyelashes, his preference for salt, and the address of his smile."

In HE TURNS TO OTHER SECTORS, he speaks of his Party of Communism and how he leaves his "landed goods." He speaks of the grape's two...

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