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Ode to My Socks

. Besides celebrating the beauty of the mundane, Neruda also redefines art in this poem. Art—Beauty—has been traditionally defined as something very special, often difficult to understand,...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2007, 9:23 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

This is a gorgeous poem full of very evocative and imaginative imagery. The subject is so seemingly banal, but the presentation is rich with figures of speech and language devices. Neruda doesn't...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019, 11:17 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Yes. The apple that he praises in the poem alludes to the apple in the Garden of Eden, which he refers to as Paradise. However, the apple in Paradise was forbidden fruit: the myths is that Satan...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2007, 8:05 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

This poem is a wonderful reminder that great joy can be found in the simple yet heartfelt gifts of others. To accomplish this, the speaker utilizes various examples of figurative language, often...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2020, 11:24 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

The speaker feels that his feet are "honored" by the "heavenly socks" that were knitted for him by a shepherd. They are as "soft / as rabbits," and they make him imagine that his feet have been...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018, 2:00 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

In Neruda's poem, the speaker feels humbled and deeply moved by the socks Mara Mori gave him. Neruda's poetry often celebrates the voice of the common person, and he seems especially to value these...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019, 6:35 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Pablo Neruda's "Ode to My Socks" is full of figurative language, including similes and metaphors. Similes are figurative comparisons using "like" or "as." Metaphors are implicit figurative...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2017, 3:00 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

The simplicity of the poem is surprising considering that it is an ode, which traditionally is a solemn and elaborately structured poem. Choral odes of ancient Greece (so called because they were...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2007, 5:38 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

First of all the socks are handmade. So they will look somewhat irregular and won’t be perfect like if they were machine generated. The socks are also very soft, as they are described as “as soft...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012, 11:16 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

In the first lines of the poem, the speaker—probably Pablo Neruda himself—says that Maru Mori gave him a pair of socks that she had "knitted herself" with her own two hands. Maru Mori was the wife...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019, 3:22 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

In "Ode to My Socks," the speaker reminisces about a pair of socks that he says were "heavenly." He implies that they were "heavenly" in part because of how comfortable they were. Indeed, he uses a...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2021, 11:44 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

The theme of “Ode to my Socks” is that beauty is made more beautiful if it is also utilitarian. This theme is most evident in the last stanza, where the speaker explains the “moral” of his ode: So...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2019, 10:08 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

In the Pablo Neruda poem "Ode to My Socks," the speaker utilizes a number of analogies to emphasize the value he places on this particular item. The speaker is not saying he literally wants to put...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2018, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

The more ancient odes were written about epic characters and events. The Romantics (Keats, Shelley) wrote odes about elements of nature (Nightingales, Seasons) which provided a means for them to...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2013, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

An ode is a lyric poem in which the author praises and appreciates its subject. In “Ode to My Socks,” poet Neruda exalts a seemingly mundane item: a pair of socks. In fact, this use of such a lowly...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2021, 3:47 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

“Ode to My Socks” is about the wondrous beautiful socks, but it is also about receiving a gift. Pablo Neruda’s speaker begins the poem with the name of the person who made the socks and gave them...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019, 5:30 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Setting: Neruda gives only a few clues about the setting of this poem. In the beginning of the poem, the speaker tells us that a friend gave him a pair of socks that she had "knitted herself /with...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2010, 10:40 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Towards the end of the poem the speaker says "...I resisted the sharp temptationto save them somewhere as schoolboyskeep fireflies,as learned men collectsacred texts,I resisted the mad impulse...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2007, 9:28 am (UTC)

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The poem celebrates the appreciation of everyday things; namely those which have practical functions. The narrator is so appreciative that he acknowledges who made them (a subtle intimation in...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2010, 9:00 am (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Neruda’s "Ode to My Socks," which celebrates the extraordinary in an everyday item (a pair of handmade socks), is filled with nature motifs: rabbits, blackbirds, fireflies, fish, and deer, just to...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2018, 4:36 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

Translating means putting words from one language into another. Culture refers to the shared goals, attitudes, language, etc. of a people group. So, I am not sure what you are asking from your...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2010, 10:43 pm (UTC)

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Ode to My Socks

I am not sure which of the following translators is responsible for the version on enotes, but perhaps a little further research on your part will help you discover the answer.There are at least...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2007, 9:06 am (UTC)

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