Unformatted text preview: The sound of “night wind revolves(ing) in the sky” creates a frosty atmosphere. The repetition of “distance” develops the theme of distance. The use of diction in “The Send-Off” sarcastically contrasts with its overall tone. The repetition of the first line Neruda employs throughout the poem provides thematic unity. The contradiction between line 6 and line 9 mirrors the rise and fall of love. The military imagery in “The Send-Off” creates tension that reflects the sorrow of war. Neruda establishes the tone of loneliness and silence by employing imagery of night. Neruda depicts himself as an inexperienced poet in “Poetry”. The epiphany in line 28 highlights the poet’s sudden realization and enlightenment on composing poetry....
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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