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Pablo Neruda

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Overview

Author

Pablo Neruda

Year Published

1952

Type

Poem

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"If You Forget Me" is told from the first-person perspective of a speaker who is addressing his beloved. He proposes some conditions that may result in his partner forgetting him and indicates that if this should happen, he would equally forget her.

Tense

"If You Forget Me" is written in the present tense. The speaker proposes some hypothetical situations that may result in his beloved forgetting him and the consequences that would follow.

About the Title

"If You Forget Me" can be interpreted as an address to Pablo Neruda's lover. The speaker indicates to his beloved that if she stops loving him or forgets about him then he will do the same.

Summary

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