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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Tides Summary & Analysis

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Tides Summary

In lines 1-15, Neruda describes growing, immersed in the phosphorescent waves, the crusty salt forming his skeleton, the salt and spray forming him. He goes on to describe the scorn and desire of a wave, and the green rhythm. He is in a tower of transparency and the secret stays with him. He beats with it and his voice grows with the water.

Tides Analysis

Neruda was known for pulling much of his inspiration from the sea. This poem is about the poet that he is, being born from the sea. He imagines himself as being formed from the salt and spray. He beats with the rhythms of the waves. Neruda always imagined himself as being one with nature, particularly the sea, and in this piece we see him being born of, and literally living and breathing as one with the ocean.

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