Critique of the poem Naked

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Critique of the poem Naked Naked you are as simple as one of your hands, smooth, transparent round earth, minimum. You have lines of moon, block roads. Naked you're thin like the naked wheat. Nude are blue like the night in Cuba: you have vines and stars in her hair. Nude are round and yellow as the summer in a church in gold. Naked you are small among your nails: curve, subtle pink until that source is the day and you get in the basement of the world in a long tunnel of suits and work: your clear shuts down, dresses, are shed and again looks to be a bare hand Naked is a poem of Pablo Neruda. Born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in southern Chile on July 12, 1904, Pablo  Neruda led a life charged with poetic and political activity. In 1923 he sold all of his 
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Unformatted text preview: possessions to finance the publication of his first book, Crepusculario ("Twilight"). He published the volume under the pseudonym "Pablo Neruda" to avoid conflict with his family, who disapproved of his occupation. The following year, he found a publisher for Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada ("Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair"). The book made a celebrity of Neruda, who gave up his studies at the age of twenty to devote himself to his craft. This poem tells us about how beautiful the Margarita Flour is. It is so beautiful that no matter how hard things could be she will always be pretty at the end....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course HUMN 427 taught by Professor Cook during the Spring '11 term at DeVry NJ.

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