Analysis of Pablo Neruda's 'Poetry'

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Hello, The instructions for this assignment state: "analyze one of the literary works from this week's readings," and "You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims" The instructions do not say to explicitly write about Alice Walker's story, which is why I chose "one" of the other works. I have appended this essay to include the second point mentioned in the instructions, namely the inclusion of a pair of scholarly articles to substantiate the claims in the paper. Thanks. Pablo Neruda's poem entitled "Poetry" riveted my imagination instantly. It did so, not because it reminded me of some of my better works, or because it was written in a non-formal verse/style that I find the most effective and largely attractive in poetry. Rather, I was captivated by this work because the author was able to transform his words to get to the essence of poetry. There are a lot of people, books, and fools, quite frankly, who misconstrue the fact that poetry is this cadence, that meter, an elegiac couplet and a host of literary conventions that hold little meaning as to the essence of what poetry is. When one delves into this art form, its essence is feeling a wonderful feeling--a sentiment so powerful that it moves you and lifts you and catapults you to some other perception, some other way of being. A careful analysis of this work as examined through the

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