Most of the poem is in iambic tetrameter. 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. From the second stanza to last, I find that the focus has transferred from the reaper to the poet himself. This qoute also shows how the voice could not be compare to any other that existed. Then in the second stanza, the rhetoric is beautiful. Listening to her with utmost devotion he draws several conclusions but one thing he is sure is that something wrong has happened either in the past or has happened recently and can happen again that worries her. In other words Wordsworth is to the Scottish lass, as we are to him.
The central idea of this poem is that the song sung by a forlorn Scottish girl appears more thrilling and enchanting than that of nightingale or the cuckoo. Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow, For old unhappy, far of things And battles long ago. A Brief Background William Wordsworth is one of the most important English poets and a founder of the Romantic Movement of English literature, a style of writing that focuses on emotion and imagination. He desribed nature not as something beautiful, but as an expression of the 'spirit' and the 'music of humanity'. Frost uses this dramatic take on a. Its mood can be described as one of relaxation,depression and gentleness.
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been, and may be again? The poem is broken into four eight-line stanzas 32 lines total. Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! It reflects Wordsworth's belief in the importance of the natural world, the power of memory and the human mind, and his first principle of poetry - that poetry should be written to provide pleasure through a rhythmic and powerful expression of emotion and leave readers with 'a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings' long after it is read. It is like a cooling shade to wanderers overcome with heat and fatigue; even the voice of the cuckoo bird in the springtime pales in comparison. The true beauty and power of the song lie in the speaker's experience of it as well as his memory of that experience. Therefore, Wordsworth is using the maiden as a gate that opens and let his deepest emotions realize into the world as her music, because music can express all those feelings that words can not. The metaphor of the nightingale points to the power and purity of her voice to wake the speaker from his daydreams. He preferred a simple familiar girl of a peasant as the subject of his poem.
However, he admires the beauty of her song, comparing it favourably with the cuckoo singing in spring or a nightingale delighting weary travellers in Arabia. Much of what makes this poem so intriguing is the fact that the speaker does not understand the words being sung. The poem describes one of Wordsworth's early experiences in nature, that is a source of both joy and tranquility, as the lonely girl reaped corn in the Scottish field. The song has left unforgettable impressions and has dwelled into the innermost chords of the poets mind. Iambic tetrameter lines run throughout the poem. She is, in this captured moment, the sole companion of Nature and in total communion with it. Syntax 1 Parallelisms refers to the same structure is repeated two or more than two times.
The poem beautifully sets the atmosphere for introducing the readers with a young lonely reaper who dwells in the highlands, reaping the corn and singing a sad song. It can produce some esthetic efforts: patterned and in rhyme, good to read. Ref 2 :Will no one tell me ………… that has been and may be again. Poem Text: The Solitary Reaper Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! 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. He says that the song she sings is more welcome than any a nightingale might sing to weary travelers in the desert, and the sound of the her voice is more thrilling to hear than the cuckoo-bird in spring.
Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Beauty is an immortal object to all romantic poets. And the poem will flow from an outside perspective into the inside perspective. Though the notes of the nightingale must appear very charming to the tired travellers as they rest under a tree in an oasis after their journey in the deserts of Arabia. In the first stanza the speaker comes across a beautiful girl working alone in the fields of Scotland the Highland. Tours to the British Mountains, with the Descriptive Poems of Lowther, and Emont Vale, London: Printed by S.
But, according to the poet, the song of the solitary reaper is more thrilling than that of the cuckoo. She is described as solitary, and it is this solitariness that sets her apart. Throughout the course of the poem Wordsworth's voice evolves from being an outsider voice into an insider voice; simultaneous, to the evolution of the voice, Wordsworth uses different ways and means to present the spokesman by itself as an emerging voice, which responds to each changing situation. And the in the last two lines of this stanza, the poet starts to questioning and speculating about the maiden's pain, which could Wordsworth pain reflected in the lass' song. The poet seem to be highly influenced by the soft melancholy, sadness and wistfulness of the song that he hears. Make sure you like Beamingnotes Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter so that we can keep in touch. The song is in some different language but Wordsworth likes this song very much.
Neither the hard work, nor the solitude of the surroundings make a dent on her carefree mind. As the poem progresses, one can feel an eerie, sober melody and soft melancholy that continues and blends with the theme of the poem. The flow of her music was so impressive that it seemed to be never-ending. Also, in this first stanza we - his audience - receive three open commands from Wordsworth, which integrates us into the poem, and maintain our attention into it. It could be that the singer is wary of some unhappy thing that could happen soon, or has occurred recently. What effect does it have on the poet? The nightingale sings to welcome the weary travelers in the Arabian desert. Will no one tell me what she sings? He is utterly enchanted, although as we see in the next stanza, he cannot understand the language of the song and so cannot say what the song is about.