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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Flag Summary & Analysis

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The Flag Summary

In lines 1-12: Neruda describes a flag that is blue, and upon it is a fish, encircled in two rings. He likes to hear his flag crack in the wind in winter, like a whip, with "the fish swimming in the sky as if it were alive." He is asked about this fish - if there is some secret meaning to it. No, Neruda tells the askers. It is just a fish and nothing else.

The Flag Analysis

This is a poem about the flag that Neruda used to fly at Isla Negra to tell people, his neighbors, that he had returned home. He would travel all around the world, but Isla Negra was his favorite home. It was the home that he lived in with his wife Matilde, where he died, and where both he and she are buried. It...

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