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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Names Summary & Analysis

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The Names Summary

In lines 1-17, in this poem, Neruda lists the names of Rojas Gimenez, Joaquin Cifuentes, Federico, Paul Eluard, Miguel Hernandez, and Nazim. He lists individual epitaphs for them, stating the reasons why they were loved, and why they are missed. Why did they have to go so soon? He says that each one of these people was a "victory," and he vows that he will keep their memories alive.

The Names Analysis

This is a simple, sorrowful poem, written by an aging Neruda who was looking back at his life and his relationships with mournful eyes. He lists all of the things about these men that made them special, unique, loveable. He vows that he will not let their memories fade, but at the same time, he seems to be acknowledging that he will not be able to hold vigil for...

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