Sonnet XVII Neruda's Sonnet XVII Uses Very Peer Reviewed Journal

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Sonnet XVII

Neruda's Sonnet XVII uses very interesting imagery that is vague enough to allow for multiple interpretations. There is however a strong theme that runs through it that illustrates a contrast between light and dark. The contrast between light and dark is a central theme in many works of literature, spirituality, and many parts of life. In my interpretation of the sonnet, I think Neruda choses words that illuminate, such as salt-rose, topaz, carnation, and
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fire, and says that his love is "not that" is incredibly interesting. I got the feeling that he is trying to say that his love is steady, indefinite, or lasting. For example, the arrow of carnation the fire shoots off could represent the type of love that burns bright at first but then fades quickly -- like the small blazes that leave the fire as it burns that are bright at first then die down quickly. Instead his love is strong in darkness as well as in the…

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