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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 7 years ago

UNOBTRUSIVE ECHOES: What does this mean in POETRY?


What does Unobtrusive Echoes mean? I was reading about Pablo Neruda and it says

""A pattern of unobtrusive echoes which is largely responsible for their poetic force""

Please explain what it means and give me examples pleaseee!!!!

Thank yoU!

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  • 7 years ago
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    It means echoes (repeated sounds or ideas) which aren't too obvious.

    If the poet repeats a phrase or idea, and does this often enough to create a pattern of language, then this could be considered a facet of his poetic style.

    I suggest you read through a Neruda poem, and spot where themes, once expressed, return later in modified form.

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