Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, Famously Known As Pablo

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Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, famously known as Pablo Neruda, is a remarkable Chilean poet born on July 12, 1904. He grew up in Temuco which is located in southern Chile. “Neruda is the most renowned poet of modern Latin American literature and one of the major poets of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971” (McDuffie). “Numerous critics have praised Neruda as the greatest poet writing in the Spanish language during his lifetime” (“Pablo Neruda”). Pablo Neruda worked to show the social injustices happening in his country. In addition to this, Neruda’s poetry is difficult to understand because of his use of language, and although his works have been translated to English, one will never thoroughly…show more content…
Furthermore, Neruda wanted to show the people from his country how they should view themselves and be content: “He spoke to them of their mountains and trees, of their rivers and nocturnal flowers” (Garcia XI).It is obvious that their country is filled of beautiful features and they should to be proud. Ultimately, in Neruda Chileans had someone who whom they could identify with above the distinctive lives they all lived. It’s easier to relate to someone who has been through similar things as you specially coming from the same country because you are able to connect with them on a different level. Between 1927 and 1935, “the government put Pablo Neruda in charge of a number of honorary consulships, which took him to Burma, Ceylon, Java, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Madrid” (“Pablo Neruda - Biographical”). During this time he began writing, Residencia en la Tierra, which contain several poems. These poems seem unrealistic because they give a sense of fantasy. One of them being “CABALLO DE LOS SUEÑOS,” this particular piece is about a unicorns and rainbows and how he travels to a different dimension. One may lose themselves in this type of poetry because we may want to be reminded of our childhood, a time where we believed things were real but in actuality were part of our imagination. Neruda was a communist who wanted to represent his country,

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