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Latin American Poetry

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The perspectives are then able to combine and relate to each other so a specific message can be conveyed. By creating a different perspective through the techniques of poetry, there is the ability to understand the poetry in context to reality from an alternative angle. Works of Pablo Neruda The first poet which defines the concepts of imagery and language with writing about the perspectives of life is Pablo Neruda. Both the imagery and language are generally regarded as the most important influences in the works, specifically because they unify the poem and create the meaning that is throughout each of the pieces of writing. Each of the sequences that are used in the poems contain imagery that links to the other images in the poem, specifically which unifies the piece together and shows how one image can define and create meaning with the overall expression used. The language takes the same form, in which the simplicity that links to the images is able to create the same representation. … An example of these effects can be seen in the poem A Song of Despair. In this particular poem, Neruda only uses two main images. One is of the sea and one is in reference to the woman, which he metaphorically approaches as a boat. The concept of the sea is not only described from the several attributes of the ocean waves and the water that most think of with this particular ideology. Neruda begins by stating: The memory of you emerges from the night around me. / The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea (Neruda, lines 1-2). This beginning shows the sea but also creates a connection to other images that link to the sea. This continues with the birds that arise around the sea (line 6), and the solitude of islands (line 25) that he compares to the woman he has lost. Each of these images continues to show one image and the different relationships it has to the overall poem. The indication of this is based on the ideology of the depth of the sea, as well as a metaphor of the depth of the sorrow and despair which he is writing about from the beginning. The importance of this becomes based on developing both an external observation of the sea while relating this to the internal thoughts of love and loss of the woman that the narrator has lost in the poem. The imagery that is pointed out by Neruda becomes important because it links to the ideology of what has been lost, specifically with reference to a woman that he loved and has lost. However, when creating a story with the woman lost, he builds statements that are attributed to the woman being like the sea. Neruda writes This was my destiny and in it my voyage of my longing, and in it my longing fell, in you everything sank! (lines 41-42). The approach