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Pablo Neruda Writing Styles in Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems

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Point of View

These poems are primarily written from Neruda's point of view, but sometimes he takes on the perspective of others in order to emphasize his meaning. For example, he takes the voice of the "Oceanic Night" in his poem The Marine Night (pg. 269.) He writes, "I, Oceanic night, arrived with the love that makes me, and reached your open form, the vastness that Aldebaran watches over, the wet mouth of your song" (pg. 269.) Other examples include Night of the Soldier (pg. 69), when he says he is the night of the soldier, meaning he personifies the night and all of its on-goings in order to observe what the soldiers do once the sun goes down. He discovers that they drink until they fall down, sick, and often visit the local prostitutes. In The Magellan Heart (1519) on pg. 203, he becomes an explorer ready to take on the high seas...

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