Acceptance and Representation of Love Emotion in Pablo Neruda’s Selected Poems: A Triangular Analysis


  • Mehnaz Khan National university of Modern Languages Peshawar Campus
  • Kainat Zeb


Neruda, Love, Intimacy, Passion, Commitment


Generally, love is considered one of the dominant themes of literature, especially poetry. This study helps to examine the components and kinds of love presented in the literature in general and in Pablo Neruda's poetry in particular. This study deliberates love emotion by examining Pablo Neruda's conceptions, range, and composition of the phenomenon of love in his selected poems in the light of Sternberg's triangular theory of love. Since the research is qualitative, it is based on the textual analysis of the selected poems of Neruda, developing a strong theoretical argument. It is found that the triangular theory provides a relatively comprehensive basis not only for understanding the amount and kind of love Neruda experiences in close relationships but also for uncovering the implicit psychology of the poet relating the emotion of love. The study constitutes a novel and unique approach to Neruda's poetry, who is labeled as a political poet. It allows Neruda to analyze with a systematic, innovative approach that suggests new ways for future literary research.


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