THE POET, THE DIPLOMAT, THE FIGURE
Does the poet develop the poetry or the poetry develops the poet? Pablo Neruda is a figure in literature and poetry, he is also a well-known diplomat. He wrote numerous poems that focused on a variety of genres. He also wrote a special poem about Spain during the Civil War called "Spain In My Heart". The challenges and problems Pablo Neruda faced throughout his years of poetry and Diplomacy developed his way of writing poems.
Pablo Neruda's place of birth, Chile, provided a constant geographical and emotional center for his poetry and political concerns. He was born on the 12th of July 1904. Neruda lived a successful life filled with poetic and political events before his death on the 23rd of September 1973, aged 69. Throughout the 69 years, Neruda won many prizes and awards regarding his poetry. He won the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Stalin and Lenin Peace Prizes in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Pablo Neruda published around 50 books and several poems. His poems mostly focused on love, nature, fiction, public, and personal poetry. He also wrote about politics due to the high position he held as a Diplomat, such as, The Consul of Spanish Immigration, Consul General in Mexico, Senator of Chile's Republic, Chilean Ambassador to France, and a nomination for Chile's President. According to The Academy of American Poets, "Neruda was named Chilean consul in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1933. While there, he began a friendship with the visiting Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.".
In poetry, poets usually repeat the same theme(s) in their works. In his poems, Pablo Neruda frequently repeats the theme of love. He started writing love poems in...
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...y, romantic, admiring, and direct. He was romantic, admiring, and friendly in describing her. He was also "talking" directly to her. Similar to the majority of Neruda's poems, "The Queen" falls under the theme of love.
In conclusion, Pablo Neruda was a poet, a Diplomat, and a figure. The challenges and problems Pablo Neruda faced throughout his years of poetry and Diplomacy developed his way of writing poems. He was a successful poet. His poems and books are well-known. This made him a figure to many of those in the field of literature who were influenced by his poetry. In addition, he was a powerful Diplomat and his writings had a large impact in politics either in his country or in the region. Pablo Neruda developed his poetry. The high positions he held as a Diplomat made his poems powerful and have large impacts regarding the subjects he is writing about.