Neruda - Ramon Gonzalez Period 1 November 26 , 2007 Timed...

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Ramon Gonzalez Period 1 November 26 , 2007 Timed Write: Sonnet 17 Neruda “Te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma .” A world-renown sonnet, Pablo Neruda’s Soneto 17 speaks about love how many different ways one person can love another one . The exuberant author manipulates his words in such a way that the reader becomes immediately molded into the speaker . Translated beautifully by Stephen Tapscott, the poem takes on two forms, and the reader is given the opportunity to see the two different meanings . If the speaker were to meet Christian (Ewan McGregor), from the movie “Moulin Rouge”, he would most certainly agree with him when he tells Satine (Nicole Kidman), “Love is a many splendid thing .” The sonnet embodies love as a character and it portrays the speaker’s feelings through many similes and metaphors . Knowing already that the author is Chilean, the reader could infer that maybe this sonnet is not about love at all . As a fervent political activist,
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2010 for the course REA 3 taught by Professor Sukalo during the Spring '09 term at Valencia.

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Neruda - Ramon Gonzalez Period 1 November 26 , 2007 Timed...

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