Analysis of Pablo Neruda's 'Poetry'

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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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