Unformatted text preview: audience the poet’s thought and attitude about the “slice of life” he/she is describing. In “I’m Explaining a Few Things” by Pablo Neruda, a rapid transition of tone occurs between stanza 6 and 7. In stanza 6, Neruda describes the abundance of food in Spain, which establishes a cheerful tone; however, in stanza 7, Neruda swiftly alters the tone, in which he describes the violence scene of war, which creates a bitter tone. The contrast of the tone successfully highlights and conveys the message that war ruins peace and joy....
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course LANG 111 taught by Professor Lancebeck during the Spring '11 term at Ave Maria.
- Spring '11