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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Study Guide Furies and Sufferings Summary & Analysis

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In Paragraph 1, the poet is describing the remembrance of a sexual encounter he once had. The "heart's plantation" conjures an image of sugar, sweetness. The poet and his lover are together in their hearts, connected by their encounter. They are tigers, animals; there is very vivid sexual imagery in this paragraph.

In Paragraph 2, the lady in his memory is the one who brings broken sleep. She is someone you "sleep" with at night instead of literally sleeping. He is describing a passionate encounter with this fertile, wide-hipped temptress.

In Paragraph 3, the poet is describing her profession. She lures men in, using her sexual power and strength.

In Paragraph 4, this paragraph is almost a sarcastically complimentary ode to her. He describes her as a hunter. She seeks out her prey, divining like a water-witch. She is very good at what she does. Clearly, she...

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