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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Long Day Called Thursday Summary & Analysis

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The Long Day Called Thursday Summary

In lines 1-13, the speaker of the poem is waking up to a day that he recognizes; it is yesterday with another name. It is Thursday. He plans to dress and face this day, ride it out until it disappears into the night. Thursday will die, and he will go on to the next day. But things don't work out like that, as he will tell in minute detail.

In lines 14-31, he describes in great detail, the soaping up of his face for shaving, cutting himself shaving, and bleeding all over the towels.

In lines 32-44, the water of the bath, and the ability to hide indefinitely in the fetal position, persuade him to languish for hours in the delicious underwater warmth.

In lines 45-56, he takes his time toweling off, and dressing, and...

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