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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Pueblo Summary & Analysis

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The Pueblo Summary

In lines 1-17, Neruda is describing the people of the proletariat in these lines. These are the people who carry not swords or weapons, but nets, axes, hammers or spades to harvest the wheat, fell the trees, build the walls, or fish the seas. Neruda says he knew this man, and this man is in him.

In lines 18-25, there was a time when everything seemed durable except for the working man, but now war has destroyed the walls and the carriages. The city is dust, but the worker persists.

In lines 26-58, he could be anyone of us. He is everyman. He is the little man, and no one knows his name. He is there, invisible and nameless, doing his job, and once he is gone, his replacement will be slipped into his place seamlessly.

In lines 59-72, the laborer...

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