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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Ocean Summary & Analysis

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Ocean Summary

In lines 1-4, the poet is saying that the body of what is being described is more immaculate than a wave, the salt washes itself away, and the brilliant bird is flying without ground roots.

Ocean Analysis

This may be one of the shortest poems written by Neruda, consisting of only four lines and as such it is difficult to interpret. It reads like an errant thought jotted down on a piece of bedside paper, after awaking from a disjointed dream. The clues are few and far between. He may be describing the immaculate body of his lover; he may be describing the purity of one's soul. With Neruda's poems, more is not necessarily better but it certainly gives us more to work with.

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