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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Lone Gentleman Summary & Analysis

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Lone Gentleman Summary

In Paragraph 1, all the people around the speaker, homosexual males, young girls, pregnant housewives, yowling cats in heat, surround his house and they are all falling in love, making love, being in love, and he despairs at his loneliness.

In Paragraph 2, there is sex going on all around him, no matter who they are, how old they are or what they look like. It is summer time, and he is in a tropic, palm-tree lined, beach paradise, perfect for lovers. He wants a piece of the action, literally.

Paragraph 3 is a little story about the local clerk who is sleeping with his neighbor, has finally seduced her, and the speaker sees him as despicable, taking her to the movies, he refers to them as flea-pits. He feels the disdain towards them, because they have - are doing - what he wants...

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