Octavio Paz

by Yasmine Anderson


Octavio Paz was a famous poet . He was born March 31,1914 he died April 19,1998 . He wrote books and poems . He went to University of California , National Autonomous University of Mexico .


Here is a long and silent street.
I walk in blackness and I stumble and fall
and rise, and I walk blind, my feet
trampling the silent stones and the dry leaves.
Someone behind me also tramples, stones, leaves:
if I slow down, he slows;
if I run, he runs I turn : nobody.
Everything dark and doorless,
only my steps aware of me,
I turning and turning among these corners
which lead forever to the street
where nobody waits for, nobody follows me,
where I pursue a man who stumbles
and rises and says when he sees me : nobody.

Octavio Paz

About the poem The Street .

It is a Narrative poem cause it is in first person point of view .

There is no similes in the poem in the street .

Like in the poem when it says everything is dark and doorless it means that the place the reader is at it dark and doorless in , so it means you cant see or get in or out of the place .

I think the author meant by the poem the street that he is feeling alone and depressed in a way and that he wanted to make a poem to express his feelings .

I choose the poem cause it spoke to me and I wanted to read it and it makes you feel funny like tingley .

The best part about the poem was that when he said i walk in the darkness and stumble and fall , and when he says that everything is dark and there are no doors .

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