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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Sea Summary & Analysis

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The Sea Summary

In lines 1-6, Neruda speaks of a single blood-less being, as well as a single caressing, death or a rose. The sea joins our lives, attacks, breaks up and sings. It does these things in nights, days, men, and creatures. The essence of the sea is fire and cold. It is movement.

The Sea Analysis

Much like the poem Ocean, Neruda leaves us very little to work with in this poem. Again, it is much like a cluster of disjointed, errant thoughts that have been unconsciously scribbled. Neruda seems to be telling the reader that he believes the sea to be a living, breathing organism, whose essence is an ongoing, caressing movement, and that all seas, like all human lives, are joined in a certain, unbreakable way. In fact, The Sea may be part 2 of the poem Ocean. Again, the clues...

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