How does Pablo Neruda use poetic elements in "Tonight I Can Write"?
Neruda's “Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” describes a love story from the initial infatuation to the painful separation. This poem expresses the pain the poet feels after losing his beloved:
I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
My soul is lost without her
He uses a range of poetic devices to make his message felt even more strongly. He constantly juxtaposes images of closeness and love in the past with the present loneliness: this juxtaposition serves to heighten the pain he is feeling in the present because of the vivid contrasts between the two times. He also uses synecdoche when he...
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