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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Study Guide Loneliness Summary & Analysis

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Loneliness Summary

In lines 1-7, Neruda is saying that the "not-happening" came on suddenly, and now it is if he were lost in the night, or under a chair.

In lines 8-13, he asks the people that he sees thriving, living confidently, how they do it. They do not answer him, but continue living and dancing.

In lines 14-20, he doesn't know exactly how it happened or what it was the actually did happen exactly. All he knows is that he had a moment of clarity, and now he is not and never will be the same.

Loneliness Analysis

Neruda is admitting that he feels like an outsider. Further, he has always felt like an outsider. He sees other people carrying on with their lives and he doesn't understand how they do it. He is confused as to how they can be so blissfully oblivious to all the things...

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