Octavio Paz

Heissell Hortua and Faith McCants  

Born -March, 31, 1914 , Mexico city

Died - April , 19 ,1998

Spouse - Marie-Jose Tramini (m.1965-1998) , Elena Garro

Education -Colegio William ,University of California , Berkeley , national Autonomous University Mexico

Parents -Octavio Paz Solórzano , Josefina Lozano

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican poet -diplomat and a writer . For his body of work , he was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the 1990 Nobel Prize in literature .

Mexican poet , essay , and political thinker. He won many won many prizes in his life . He grew up he in Mexico City the capital of Mexico . He had a lot of famous poems his poems are




Last Dawn



the street

as one listens to the rain

between going and coming


piedra el sol

summit and gravity

the bridge

Wind and Water and Stone

The water hollowed the stone,
the wind dispersed the water,
the stone stopped the wind.
Water and wind and stone.

The wind sculpted the stone, (similes )
the stone is a cup of water,
The water runs off and is wind. (personification )

Stone and wind and water.

  • The wind sings in its turnings, (personification )
the water murmurs as it goes,
the motionless stone is quiet.
Wind and water and stone.

One is the other and is neither:
among their empty names
they pass and disappear,
water and stone and wind.

The from of poetry is concrete

Type of Figurative Language personification and similes

Sound Devices - rhyme

Sensory Element - sound

no metaphors

I think he trying to make us think about nature

I chose poem his poem because it give thing human qualities and sad story . What I like best about this about the poem is want he to think and it is sad and it make me to learn to take care of my stuff .