In the third stanza the reader learns that the speaker cannot understand the words being sung. This image supports the statement of travelers stopping to listen and watch her harvest the grains on her field. Make sure you like Beamingnotes Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter so that we can keep in touch. My next reaction was that the woman is by herself in a field. To the poet the song seems sweeter even than the song of Nightingale. Finally, the poet concludes that even if he cannot grasp the meaning of the song, he finds the tune touching his heart and lingering in his mind for ever giving him joy despite its melancholy nature. These are among the most suggestive verses in romantic poetry and are akin to finest production of Keats and Coleridge.
The poet wants the reader to focus upon the fact that reaper is alone and she seems to be singing happily to herself. I think that Wordsworth does this to keep the poems tone regular, but also to enhance the complexity of the poem and make his point come across easier. Tetrameter means four feet in a line. Armand, most of the landowners had descended from or where loyalists with a few Yankees sprinkled around. The American prison system was first established as a rehabilitative asylum but has devolved into a degrading institution in which human rights are regularly violated. Form The four eight-line stanzas of this poem are written in a tight iambic tetrameter. The poet was bewitched by the thrilling notes of the lonely reaper.
These helped create an impact on the reader and make the poem more enjoyable. The poet, while travelling in the Highland valleys, comes across a lonely Highlander reaper girl who is harvesting the crops and singing by herself. Wolves work well in a pack, so a solitary wolf may have trouble finding food. It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquility; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea; Listen! We can perceive the implementation of very sophisticated allusions which were utilized to make the lass of Highland more attractive and personalized and give pleasure to his solitary heart. Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! In the second stanza, as an outsider voice, Wordsworth fully re-creates the beauties of the chant.
As the speaker moves on, he carries the music of the young lady with him in his heart. This poem could actually be compared to the way the traveler tries to figure out what the woman is singing. The poet says tha it seemed as if the whole valley was attentive to the maiden's song. No Nightingale did ever chaunt More welcome notes to weary bands Of travellers in some shady haunt, Among Arabian sands: A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird, Breaking the silence of the seas Among the farthest Hebrides. No Nightingale did ever chaunt More welcome notes to weary bands Of travellers in some shady haunt, Among Arabian sands: A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird, Breaking the silence of the seas Among the farthest Hebrides.
Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! The speaker loves the song, but he can't understand any of it. I think that he intended his first line to grab the attention of the reader and in addressing the reader directly within the first few words. Now the comparison shifts to the cuckoo, another well-known song bird. English: Portrait of William Wordsworth by William. The speaker is almost spying on this woman.
The poem is simple yet romantic, pure yet serene. Composed of thirty two lines and divided into four stanzas, the poem is dominated by one central figure, a highland girl standing alone in a field harvesting grain. The poet was in Scotland and was very tired and exhausted when he saw the reaper alone in the field cutting and binding the grain. Also the author stops questioning the reader, and describes his thoughts while he is watching the lady. Koalas have a number of trees in their home range, which may … overlap with other koalas' trees, but they can peacefully occupy the same tree within their range.
The melodious note of a nightingale sounds sweet and welcoming to a tired group of travellers in some shady shelter in the middle of the Arabian desert. For example, Wordsworth sets the mood and tone of the poem by describing a girl is in a field singing alone. Once upon a time there was a poet who woke up and found himself turned into ''some kind of animal''. . The author's command are open because as readers we can not respond directly to him, we just continue reading the poem, which might be Wordworth's objective. Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! The most extreme level of emotional and romantic appeal is the impact that is created by drawing the unseen yet visible lines between the sweetness of human emotions and its spontaneity by crossing the barriers of language and clime. In the third stanza, and in the fourth line, is when Wordsworth make the transition emerging as an inner voice, because the poet mentions a personal and emotional conflict that Wordsworth faced, and he questions himself if the battle was humbly fought or not.
Despite hisinability to make out the meaning of the song, he guesses the themeof the song from its melancholy strain. It can also mean without companions. He does this on many levels and in several ways. Wordsworth expressed his democratic view towards mankind by bringing forth this simple Scottish maiden, who happens to be the central character and theme of the poem. I think that in saying this, Wordsworth is trying to put across a point that she is maybe morning over something. She's a highland lass, and she's singing while she works.
I think that the poet also meant for the poem to be quite sad and sombre as it adds to the mystery of the reaper. And the poem will flow from an outside perspective into the inside perspective. In the fourth stanza Wordsworth states that whatever might be thrilling to him might not be for the maiden. This is significant because by using phrase like this Wordsworth makes it easier for the readers to realize that the diction is somewhat on the depressed side. Tone: Once the reader have fully analyzed the poem by Wordsworth, readers can conclude that the tone of the poem is alluring. But the song of the Highland girl is sweeter than that of the nightingale.