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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Night in Isla Negra Summary

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The Night in Isla Negra Summary

In lines 1-15, the scene is set: the night and the salt beat against the walls of the house. The sky and the shadow struggle against one another. The dawn is born on the coast out of the turbulent shadow, bloodstained in its "marine crater."

The Night in Isla Negra Analysis

Isla Negra is the name of the house where Pablo and his wife Matilde lived until his death. It was his favorite of all houses, and he wrote much poetry about it. In this piece, it is night, and as we know, night is Neruda's ally. He is merely watching the night, watching the shadows play with the sky until the dawn comes to bring a new day. This is another example of how Neruda saw everything, even the most minute, simple, and mundane thing, as extraordinarily beautiful...

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