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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Waltz Summary & Analysis

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Waltz Summary

In lines 1-3, the speaker is existing in a day to day grind that is of no interest to him, he hates it, in fact. He is in a rut; living garment to garment, day in and day out.

In lines 4-6, he cannot draw upon his talents. He is a poet, but he is working in an unsatisfying career, most likely in politics during this time. He cannot call upon his arsenal of words; he does not feel comfortable here.

In lines 7-9, he knows the words he wants to speak; he wants to regard everything in a light of poetry but cannot.

In lines 10-12, where he lives, in his heart, is in nature. He is experiencing a feeling of drowning, as he is unable to say what he wishes to say in the way he wishes to say it.

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