Pablo Neruda’s In My Sky At Twilight

The passion of love, the passion of life are brilliantly evoked in Pablo Neruda’s poetry.  He wrote about love, the effects of being in love, the fire, the agony and the despair of love lost.  In life, he was married a few times.  Relationships with each wife seeming to have overlapped with previous relationships… He […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Clenched Soul

  Another Neruda poem written in his very romantic style and showcasing the passion and sentimentalism of his expression. “Clenched Soul” is a poem to express love, love and longing for a beloved who is not there.  The melancholy felt by the poet is echoed in the rhythm and imagery of his words.  She is […]

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: The third archetype

  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century nun, self-taught scholar and acclaimed writer of the Latin American colonial period. She was also a staunch advocate for women’s rights. (Biography.com)   In previous articles we explored the issue of gender in Latin America and how specifically women were/ are confined within two […]

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Pablo Neruda’s “The Sea”

The sea, the ocean, the beach is a part of my soul.  Some of my happiest memories are tied to the sea.  I’ve sat on the sand and pondered life.  I’ve walked along the shore and felt peace.  I’ve gazed out into the horizon and felt melancholy.  I’ve played in the water and experienced utter […]

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