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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Pension on the Calle Maruri Summary

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The Pension on the Calle Maruri Summary

In lines 1-7, Neruda is describing a street called Maruri. There is no feeling of community in this neighborhood. The windows are blank and do not speak to each other.

In lines 8-12, the imagery in these lines is of an unfriendly, desolate street, dark, gray, and grimy.

In lines 13-2, in this desolate, lonely place that he lives. He feels that there is nobody; not in his house, not on his street, not in the "bitter" city. He is utterly alone. He is lost, forgotten. All he has is the warmth of his "alphabet soup," into which he will climb, and escape reality in his writing.

The Pension on the Calle Maruri Analysis

"Pension" can also be translated to mean "rooming house." Neruda rented a room at #513 Maruri when he was very young, and it was...

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