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Ode to My Socks

What is the moral or message of Ode to my Socks? What proof is there for this message?

. 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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What figure of speech and/or poetic devices are used in "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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Explain the metaphors and similes.

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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How can you connect ode to the apple by Neruda to a larger cultural issure?

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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What are the poetic devices (figurative language) in the poem "Ode to my Socks"?  How do they contribute to the...

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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In the poem by Pablo Neruda "Ode to My Socks"  what may the speaker be feeling?

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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The poem "Ode to my socks" by Pablo Neruda is written in what poetic form?  How does this form contribute...

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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In "Ode to my Socks," how does the author feel about the socks he received as a gift ?

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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Explain the poem "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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In "Ode to My Socks," what is the collective effect this poem has? What is the theme?

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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If the socks were lost or stolen, what factual description could you give someone if you were searching for them?

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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Why does the author describe the person who gave the 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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How can you connect the poem "Ode to My Socks" to larger cultural issues? What does the poem say about our...

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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What are the motifs here?

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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In "Ode to My Socks," by Pablo Neruda, what is the setting? What are 3 important images? What is the theme?

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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Where did the socks come from?

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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What does the translation culture mean? the definition of translation and culture?  

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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Why does the author make reference to keeping the socks in a birdcage and feeding them?

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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This translation is more appealing than the well-known Bly trranslation. Who is the translator?

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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How is the tone of the poem "Ode to My Socks" conveyed through figurative language?

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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