Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

What does Pablo Neruda mean in “Walking Around” that he is “tired of being a man”?

The Heights of Macchu Picchu contains a number of epic features. How do they enhance the experience of the speaker?

Trace the woodlands imagery in “The Hunter in the Forest” and in other poems by Neruda.

Which American poets does Neruda most resemble?

Compare the imagery of Neruda’s love poems with love images in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet (pr. c. 1595-1596, pb. 1597), which Neruda translated into Spanish.