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A Song of Despair
A Song of Despair
by Pablo Neruda

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(7) Snow Line

Breakin' up is hard to do, and this poem isn't that easy either. The figurative language could leave you wondering what the poem was about if you don't read carefully, but once you dive into the metaphors you'll really feel for the speaker and appreciate the effort it took for him to render his heartbreak so beautifully for the rest of us.

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