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If you forget me by pablo neruda

HELP me pls! what's the connotative and denotative meaning of this poem???

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 02:05
Hello

Hi, do you think this sentence contains connotation?
"You made me look like a lumpy pumpkin"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:17
Connotation

Can we say that 'mother' connotes the sense of love and affection? Is the word 'mother' a connotation?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:57
It can be. Depends on the

It can be. Depends on the context of the sentence. A lot of things have connotations. Connotation just refers to the feeling a word gives you. Pumpkin-Halloween. Flowers= spring, bees, etc.
mother= loving
father= masculine, etc.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 01:44
Thanks.

Wow, this helps alot. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 20:50
inference?

How is connotation different from inference? Or is inferencing what is used to figure out a connotation?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 16:34
Reply.

An inference is used to solve a connotation.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 20:49
denotation is the dictionary

denotation is the dictionary meaning-a cat is a furry animal with four legs and a tail.

connotation is an implied/associated meaning when used in a certain way; what you think of when you hear that word; e.g. some people think of how cute cats are...some people dislike cats, and that's what they think of when they hear the word

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 02:12
wait a sec quick recap

so connotation is the opposite of denotation but connotation isn't the opposite of denotation what?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 02:59
connotation is the opposite

connotation is the opposite of denotation because it leaves it up to the reader to decode the message, whereas denotation is very straight forward, with one meaning.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 01:24
HELPPP!

what is another literary device with a similar name as connotation??? I NEED INFO ASAP!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 17:14
Re: HELPPP!

Denotation- refers to expressing a meaning or the significance of a part of a story in a straightforward, clear-cut manner. There is no roundabout, covert manner employed and hence denotation is the opposite of connotation.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 03:08
HELP!!

i need a different example. help!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 02:35
ummm

it can be something like this: The curtains are blue. The hidden connotation is the sadness and grief the main character is experiencing.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 17:13
CONNOTATION..

It is what the example shows. The sentence can be interpretted in different ways. Connotation is something that's not clearly stated and the reader has to decode( interpret) it.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 17:27
Examples??!

More examples please? I need help understanding.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 05:05
Connotation

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Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 19:48
Whoa

Whoa fella, check those run-ons.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 23:22
would the phrase "a local

would the phrase "a local farmer plants the jail with drunks" be considered a connotation?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 04:52
I don't understand your

I don't understand your phrase in the first place. Can you explain?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 05:02
I dont either lol

I dont either lol

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:55

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