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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - House Summary & Analysis

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House Summary

In lines 1-19, Neruda is questioning his earthly shell. He wonders if "this" is the house he lived in then neither he nor the earth existed. Back then, everything was moon and stone, and the light was still unborn. The stone could have been his house, the windows could have been his eyes. It lived in him, or he in it. His own flaws existed in the very stone. Stone he is and stone he shall be. He is what all man shall always be; he is the struggle that stretches beyond time, and it brings him tranquility to feel this connection.

House Analysis

Neruda is pondering his own mortal body in this poem, wondering about the possibilities of reincarnation. He is idealizing becoming one again with the stone and the earth. He is accepting the fact that he is a cog in...

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