When I was a little girl at early of my age, I spent a wonderful time with my grandma near a sea in my hometown during the last two months of her life. That was the first time we saw the smile back to her face since we got the news that she got intestine cancer. Back to that time I was deeply impressed by how being around the sea was capable to change people’s emotion in such a positive way. The poet, Pablo Neruda, in his poem “The Sea” illustrates how the sea teaches a trapped man a lesson on how to be released from struggling to find freedom and happiness. The three crucial poem-writing elements, sound, structure, and figurative language make the power of sea more vivid just like a picture we could see and have physical feelings about. And when we try to get a deeper understanding of the poem, it is the sound that we hear first.
From a perspective of sound, it is obvious that there is a pattern in the poem that could provide readers the same feel of the sea just by listening to it. The poet uses two techniques basically to create that effect in terms of internal rhythm and soft sounds. For example, in the line “I love the sea because it teaches me” and “what it taught me before, I keep”, a consonance syllable “ee” has been used by Neruda. Also, there are several words containing the syllables like “s”, “sh”, and “w” playing an essential role in creating the whole mood of the poem. For example, Neruda writes” If it’s a single wave or its vast existence, / or only its
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In literature, many great authors have written poems and books about the ocean because is a fascinating part of nature, representing purity, danger and excitement. It is vast, sustaining many forms of life, but it also has the power to take life away: the ocean is symbolic of creation and destruction. In Kate Chopin’s novella, The Awakening, many important scenes are set the ocean. Edna Pontellier experiences and reflects the dual power of the ocean in the novella, through childlike activities such as, learning to swim and a rebirth, but also in more powerful experiences, like committing suicide in the final scene. Chopin uses imagery and diction to foreshadow the final scene as a suicide and a rebirth.
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Neruda does this to help develop the theme of self deprecation once more, which helps him make his readers feel as if they can relate to his writing. “When I spoke to a stone, it simply rang like a bell, as if telling me away,” shows how the author tries to accomplish his goals, to get a simple or insufficient outcome (Neruda 347). This leads Neruda to further develop the theme of self deprecation in his poems. Finally, the last use of auditory imagery in Neruda’s literature is used to show self betrayal once again. Neruda continues to show self betrayal throughout his literature to represent the theme of self deprecation.
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