"The Solitary Reaper" Poem Analysis

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Throughout the course of the poem Wordsworth's voice evolves from being an outsider voice into an insider's 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 response to each changing situation. And the poem will flow from an outside perspective into the inside perspective. From the beginning of the poem, Wordsworth establishes a relationship with us, his audience, and readers, which is as important as the relationship he has with the lady. In other words, Wordsworth is to the Scottish lass, as we are to him. In the first two stanzas, Wordsworth is going to emerge as an outsider's voice. In the first stanza, the author let us know about the Scottish lass, who is working in the field at the same time that she is singing with sadness. But the notes produced by her chant are flowing all over the profound valley. ...view middle of the document...

And Wordsworth reaches his goal using the comparison as the means of transportation, comparing the maiden's song with a Nightingale and the newness of the notes and their unique quality. Wordsworth takes us to the extent of our imaginations by saying that it was as exotic, and as far as the sands of the Arabian desert, reminding us - the poet - of the woman's incredible voice, as graceful as a Cuckoo-bird. Up to this point we - the readers - are listening in our imaginations to what the poet transmitted to us while he was re-creating the maiden's chant. In the last two lines of the second stanza, Wordsworth not just only is recognizing the fact that the maiden is a Scottish lass mentioning the Hebrides. 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 the voice is all over the valley that breaks the serenity of the seas between the farthest Scottish island. In the third stanza, and in the fourth line, is when Wordsworth makes the transition to 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. And then in the last two lines of this stanza, the poet starts to question and speculate about the maiden's pain, which could be Wordsworth's pain reflected in the lass' song. In the fourth stanza, Wordsworth states that whatever might be thrilling to him might not be for the maiden. Also, the author stops questioning the reader and describes his thoughts while he is watching the lady. And we -the readers - will realize that Wordsworth has become the lass, as the writer who is writing the poem. Therefore, Wordsworth is using the maiden as a gate that opens and lets his deepest emotions realize into the world as (her) music, because music can express all those feelings that words can not. And again, if relate the last two lines of the previous stanza with the last two of this one, Wordsworth states that he is the singer or the maiden that sings forever more because he is one the who feels the "sorrow, loss, or pain. The rhyme scheme of this poem is: ABCBDDEE


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