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Questions about the Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973) and his works. His works include the collection 'Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair' (1924) and the 'Canto General' (1950). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971.

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What is the significance of counting up to twelve in 'Keeping Quiet'?

Pablo Neruda opens his poem Keeping Quiet with the following lines: Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. Why did he choose to count to 'twelve' of all numbers? In fact, why count ...
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What does "Let nothing unite us, so that nothing can separate us" mean?

Let nothing unite us, so that nothing can separate us. This quote is from the second stanza of the poem "Farewell" (English translation) — the original Spanish text is Para que nada nos amarre que ...
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Explanation of a line from the poem "I do not love you " by Pablo Neruda

I loved her like certain dark things are to be loved, in between shadow and soul. Can someone explain this? What dark things are being talked about? Original Spanish text: te amo como se aman ...
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What does Neruda mean when he says ‘Maybe January light will consume My heart with its cruel Ray.’?

I’ve been a fan of Neruda for a while now. In his Sonnet LXVI: I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You, he says: Maybe January light will consume My heart with its cruel Ray, stealing my ...
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"Keeping Quiet" by Pablo Neruda – questions [closed]

I have multiple questions about the poem "Keeping Quiet" written by Pablo Neruda. I will list them one by one. In the second stanza, the poet has mentioned "not move our arms so much&...
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