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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 poets sudden realization and enlightenment on composing poetry....
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- Spring '11