The tone of this poem is heavyhearted though it changes at the end a little bit. The words like- absent, far away, melancholy, silence, and died set the depressing tone of this poem. Those words represent the feelings of a potentially vulnerable, heartbroken person (in this case the person is Neruda) who is afraid of losing his loved one. Neruda is afraid and sad that his loved one might disappear from his life someday, but he does not really know why. He is trying out to understand what might be the reason, but he seems to get no response from the other side because she is silent. For instance Neruda writes, “it is as thought you were absent / and you hear me from far away and my voice does not touch you” (1-2). He also writes, “And let me talk to your silence”(12). This certainly show the point that he is calling her, trying to reach her out but no response is coming from the other end. He becomes so desperate that, he is even ready to talk to her silence.
The heavyhearted tone which is set from the very beginning is evident throughout the poem in all the five stanzas. In the first stanza, Neruda writes “It seems as though your eyes had flown away” (3) which certainly captures the feelings of ...
... middle of paper ...
... “absent”. Therefore the thought could be interpreted as her absence and lack of response making him feel like she is dead and that making him sand and lonely.
Love is something people often realize after it is lost. When somebody has it, they do not realize the importance of it in their life. However, once it is gone or taken away from them, then they realize what a precious thing they had. Then they try to make up for it. If they are unlucky they may not be able to make it up ever. This fact can be seen in the Neruda’s poem “I like for you to be still” and also in our current. Therefore, the suggesting is try to appreciate the loved ones before you lose them forever.
Neruda, Pablo. “I Like For You To Be Still.” Trans. Mark Eisner. The
Essential Neruda. Ed. Mark Eisner. San Francisco, City Lights, 2004. 7.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The Work and Life of Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso started working at art when he was very young. He made hi debut as an artist in 1893, at the age of only 12 with his father Guidance. Picasso even drew before he could even walk. He had got in to the advanced classes at the royal academy of art when he was only 14 years of age, and his painting career was so long that he was actually still painting pictures at the ripe old age of 91. Pablo Picasso was born on the 25th October 1881 and died on the 8th April 1973.... [tags: Papers]
505 words (1.4 pages)
- Pablo Picasso This is a story about hero worship by Ellen Goodman. Her hero is Pablo Picasso and his great many works. He created over 13,000 paintings in his life time, just to name a few of his accomplishments. This is an impressive feet. In this essay Ellen talks about her hero as well as heroes and their portrayal in the world today. She doses not try to be humorous or put Picasso on a pedestal. She lets the reader know that she admires the man greatly but wants to be truthful about him. She compares him to other great people in the world that are admired and looked upon as heroes.... [tags: Ellen Goodman]
1002 words (2.9 pages)
- In 1937, Pablo Picasso depicts an epic event in history in his "Guernica" using visual symbolism, line, space, light and color which advocates to the observer the truth behind the subject matter of the artwork itself. The line used leads to specific images to tell the story; the space throughout the work is filled with many jagged and sharp shapes with an odd use of positive and negative space. The light and color illuminate the actual scene. Knowing and understanding how the artist uses these three fundamental tools will guide us to the meaning and logic of the artwork.... [tags: Art Painting Analysis Picasso]
929 words (2.7 pages)
- Heidegger's interpretation of Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time.... [tags: Art Artisits]
2611 words (7.5 pages)
- Pablo Picasso was probably the most influential modern painterof the 20th century. Born in Spain, he lived in France much of his life painting, sculpting, making ceramics, and doing graphic artwork. His style was quite avant-garde and unique, and he changed it many times during his career. Picasso was one of the artists to lay the foundations for Cubism, a style that used angular, cube-like structures to depict people and things. He loved to shock the public with his strange, powerful paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures.... [tags: essays research papers]
1084 words (3.1 pages)
- Civil War Poetry The American Civil War and the Spanish Civil War were primarily wars of principle. The conflicts represented a critical point for each respective nation, a time of either death or continuation for the countries. Both Whitman and Neruda exibit a key shared element in the poets' works of the concept of a cosmic rebirth illustrated in their poetry through a celebration of the perpetual cycle of life and death fostering optimism. This mutual philosophy is manifested in Neruda and Whitman's poetry in several interesting ways.... [tags: Pablo Neruda Poets Literature Essays]
1566 words (4.5 pages)
- The Androgyne in As You Like It The androgyne is a strong figure that mentally joins the female and male characteristics together as one (American Heritage). Androgyny does not only refer to the physical senses it also refers to the cultural and social aspects of daily life. There are two main types of androgyny that were applied during the Renaissance which are referred to as mythic and satiric androgyny (Orgel, 38). Satiric androgyny mainly deals with "feminized male figures and unfixed, unstable individual identities, and is essentially negative," (Hermaphrodites, 1).... [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
1550 words (4.4 pages)
- Relationships in As You Like It "Pronounce that sentence on me, my liege. I cannot live out of her company"(Shakespeare quoted in Norton Anthology 1611). Who made these remarks about the dear Rosalind, was it Celia, the one whom she calls 'coz', or is Orlando the man that she is in love with. The question then becomes if Celia said these words what was her meaning. Is it that Celia is attracted to Rosalind as more than a friend or is this just an example of the female friendships of the time.... [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
1433 words (4.1 pages)
- Love in As You Like It Throughout the centuries, men have pondered many great questions. Among these is the question: "What is love?" There is no doubt that the greatest name in English literature, Shakespeare, sought to answer this question for himself. Indeed, Shakespeare recorded his answer in many of the sonnets and plays he wrote, including As You Like It. As Shakespeare learned in seeking to answer this question, love is many things, which in this play he observes through the characters of the play, but most directly through Silvius: It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, and observance, All humbleness, all patie... [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays]
1740 words (5 pages)
- Does life make people what they are, or is life what a person makes of it. This question has been asked time and time again, and is still being argued over time and time again. Whether the author knew it or not, Shakespeare explored this question in his play As You Like It through the characters of the play. Characters who, like so many of his others, display typical human natures. Shakepeare seems to have captured a spirit in all of his characters that is so true to life that almost anyone can relate in some way or another.... [tags: As You Like It Essays]
1954 words (5.6 pages)