Wordsworth became known as a Lakeland Poet because of the area where he lived, which is renowned for its beautiful, wild landscapes, charming pastures, and countless lakes. The poet, while travelling in the Highland valleys, comes across a lonely Highlander reaper girl who is harvesting the crops and singing by herself. He is known for his precision and dedication to poetic representation and he was of the opinion that he owed his poetic skills to his imagination and memories. In the first two stanzas Wordsmith is going to emerge as an outsider voice. But he was eager to know what the girl was singing about. In the third stanza, and in the fourth line, is when Wordsmith make the transition merging as an inner voice, because the poet mentions a personal and emotional conflict that Wordsmith faced, and he questions himself if the battle was humbly fought or not.
He did so only to establish the superiority of the song of Solitary Reaper. Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! The poem is simple yet romantic, pure yet serene. Grant English 10 per 6 April 7, 1997 The Solitary Reaper By William Wordsworth 1770-1850. These lines are also an expression of the ununderstandable language of the song. Through primrose tufts, in that.
He is so struck by the sad beauty of her song that the whole valley seems to overflow with its sound. Wordsworth admits in the concluding line that such music was never heard by him again thus acclaiming it to be a heavenly one. Syntax 1 Parallelisms refers to the same structure is repeated two or more than two times. For the poet, nature is a true source of peace and happiness. The poet once again advises the passerby to listen to her song.
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been, and may be again? The poet asks the reader to stop here as well or pass by quietly so as not to disturb the smooth ebb of the song through the Vale. As a consequence the whole valley echoes with her song and the narrator himself fills with melancholy as well. Wordsworth was given the title and position of the Poet Laureate of Britain in 1843 and he remained so till his death in 1850. But the notes produced by her chant are flowing all over the profound valley. And the poem will flow from an outside perspective Into the Inside perspective. In its four eight-line stanzas the reader is provided an account of a scene set in Scotland featuring a maiden in a field whose song fills the air. The solitary girl was actually reaping corn in the field while she was singing melodiously.
Meaning … The setting is some farming field in Scotland which is ripe for harvest. In the first stanza, the author let us know about the Scottish lass, who Is working on the field at the same time that she Is selling with sadness. So Wordsworth had a little knowledge about what was the theme of the song. In the first two stanzas Wordsworth is going to emerge as an outsider voice. Q1 Why does the poet ask the question in the first line of the verse? Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang As if her song could have no ending; I saw her singing at her work, And o'er the sickle bending;-- I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more. He asks if anybody could explain what the girl is singing. Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! But, the poet is also relating the last two lines of the first stanza with the last two of the first one, because the sound of voice is all over the valley that brakes the serenity of the seas between the farthest Scottish island.
Again the poet reminds us how she sang the song while bending over sickle. Such was the impression of the song upon his mind. Why might Wordsworth employ both? It is all about a women who is reaping the field attracting the passers by with her beautiful song. The poet presented the speaker in diverse ways. She is, in this captured moment, the sole companion of Nature and in total communion with it.
She is described as solitary, and it is this solitariness that sets her apart. From the beginning of the poem, Wordsmith establishes a relationship with us, his audience and readers, which is as important as the relationship he has with the lady. It was written when the poet is travelling through the scottish highlands. Will no one tell me what she sings? The poet did not know the dialect in which the girl was singing. Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! The reason of the song did have any special reason. This leaves a deep mark on the narrator as he himself claims later in the poem. Or is it some more humble lay, Familiar matter of to-day? Poem Summary The poem begins with the speaker asking readers to behold a young girl 'reaping and singing by herself' in a field.
The poet says that the highland girl cuts and binds the grain in sheaves. He was motionless and still as the song had captured his basic consciousness. He is the most talented writer whose name is to be placed only after William Shakespeare who is said to be the best author in English literature. It is all about a women who is reaping the field attracting the passers by with her beautiful song. Let's take a look at the text of the poem and then discuss what it might mean. The song has such a beautiful and sad tune that the narrator is enthralled and he urges any interrupters to either stop or pass by gently so as not to disturb her. Her song was echoing in the whole valley and could be heard even beyond it.
It could be that the singer is wary of some unhappy thing that could happen soon, or has occurred recently. Wordsworth again guesses that the song might be about some more usual happenings like some natural sorrow, loss or pain, a death or a domestic day-to-day incident which has occurred or may happen again. Perhaps she is singing simple sorrow of loss or of some misery. The reason of the song did have any special reason. He says will no one tell him the meaning of the song of the girl. Thirdly- The poet addresses to the passersby not to be reason of disturbance.