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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Oceanic South Summary & Analysis

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Oceanic South Summary

In lines 1-8, the poet is saying that there is nothing but loneliness for him right now.

In lines 9-16, he is saying that he has nothing in his life but his imagination.

In lines 17-27, his eyes are two needle holes of bitterness. He is standing on the sea shore, crying. He is comparing the vastness of his solitude to the vastness of the sea, endless, limitless, and infinite.

In lines 28-38, the imagery of these next lines is of shipwrecked ships coming up from the sea floor, the flesh of their captains and crews eaten away by the fish and the saltwater.

In lines 39-51, the poet is describing the moon pulling at the current, swirling around the dead people and dead ships at the ocean floor around in the current, stirring it all up. The speaker uses blue...

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