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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The "weary bands" of travelers would be pleasantly surprised and would welcome a nightingale's song simply because they are tired (weary) from their long journey. Also note that they are in a...

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    In Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper" (1805), he uses direct addresses to the audience to emphasize the importance of the scene. The implied audience (i.e. the reader) is to pay attention more...

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    Some figures of speech in The Solitary Reaper include: 1)Assonance This is when two or more words in proximity repeat vowel sounds. For example: O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with...

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    The poet is unable to make out anything of the song the solitary reaper is singing alone in the field. It's in a language unknown to the poet. However, he finds her voice to be very mellifluous and...

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    In The Solitary Reaper, the poet or speaker bears the song in his heart, 'long after it was heard no more,' because the beauty of the song transcends time. Despite not knowing the theme of the...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    In "The Solitary Reaper," a young Highland girl is reaping alone and singing to herself while she works. The poet asks us to listen carefully, because the whole valley is filled to overflowing with...

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    The nightingale and the cuckoo have always been considered as nature’s best singers. The poet is so touched by the maiden’s song that he not only compares her singing to that of nightingale and...

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    The solitary reaper is an ordinary peasant girl. Her soulful song lends an ecstatic experience to the poet. He gets a glimpse of eternity and experiences perfection hearing her mellifluous voice....

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The speaker happens upon a "single" and "solitary" reaper in a field. She is alone, unaware that the speaker is watching her. So, she believes and behaves as if she is totally alone, and the...

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    In The Solitary Reaper, the nightingale's song is welcoming because it gives great comfort to weary travelers who rest in shady places 'among Arabian sands.' The nightingale is a favorite subject...

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    In The Solitary Reaper, what makes the maiden's song extraordinary is that it never seems to die; it is eternal in nature and universal in its beauty. Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang / As if...

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    The narrator of the poem is Wordsworth himself, and he is describing a scene that he supposedly saw while on his walking tour of Scotland. I say supposedly because Wordsworth did write the poem 2...

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    William Wordsworth's poem "The Solitary Reaper" describes a maiden reaping in the fields, meaning harvesting the fields using a sickle, and singing as she goes about her work. A central theme in...

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    The speaker of the poem, who is presumably Wordsworth himself, assumes that this solitary Highland Lass is unhappy because of the song she is singing. The melancholy song seems strikingly...

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    One effect of the solitary reaper's song on the environment was one of enhancement. The speaker, presumably Wordsworth, describes a world that is silent until the song emerges. Wordsworth describes...

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    In William Wordsworth’s poem Solitary Reaper, nature is presented in the cold, dark atmosphere native to the region in which this poet was raised. Wordsworth was born in the northwestern region...

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    In seeing Wordsworth as the speaker in "The Solitary Reaper," it becomes clear that he senses a musical quality regarding being in nature. Human consciousness, the natural setting, and the music...

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    The beauty of the poem is precisely that the speaker is not clear as to what the song means. The speaker is entranced with the song. Part of the reason that the song captures his imagination is...

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    The richness of the poem's visual imagery is seen when the speaker describes what is conjured in his mind when he hears the solitary reaper's song. Wordsworth has to communicate to the reader the...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    Wordsworth wrote "The Solitary Reaper" based upon a passage he read in Thomas Wilkinson's Tours to the British Mountains in which Wilkinson witnessed a Scottish girl reaping alone while singing a...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The second stanza of William Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper" creates a picture very different from the first stanza. The first stanza offers readers an exact picture of the "solitary Highland...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The mental images that Wordsworth wishes to construct in the reader's mind revolves around the single figure in a vast field, singing her song. One can almost see the immensity of the field and...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    In answering this, I would suggest that you check out a film clip. In The Shawshank Redemption, one of the main characters comes across an old recording of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."...

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    I think that part of the reason for the comparison might be to emphasize the uniqueness of the song. The nightingale and the cuckoo birds are rare. They are not birds to be seen in an every day...

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    The premise of the poem is a striking image in the mind of the reader. Wordsworth has been able to construct a vision in which the solitary traveler comes upon the solitary reaper with only her...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    Because this particular poem is celebrating the relation of a farmer maiden to her endeavors, connected with the rhythms of Nature, and strengthening the relationship to Nature that she has (a...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The original question had to be edited. I would suggest that one reason as to why the poem is likable is because it shows the power of imagination. The speaker, presumably Wordsworth, hears a song...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    For Wordsworth, the selection of the two birds helps to convey the "other worldly" quality of the solitary reaper's song. The song that the woman sings inspires the speaker, presumably Wordsworth,...

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    One of the most essential themes of Wordsworth's poem is Romantic in its nature. The power of imagination is a theme evident in the poem. It is a force that is able to transform what is into what...

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    The original question had to be edited. When the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, sees the woman working in the field, he is caught by the image because it is so reflective of the natural world....

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The Solitrary Reaper takes place in a valley in "Scotland".

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    a-b-a-b-c-c-d-d. iambic tetrameter.

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    For many Romantic poets, including Wordsworth, the nightingale was a natural poet, the voice of nature. The nightingale is so named because it is one of the few birds that sings at night. In urban...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    I think that the sense of wondering about the song that the reaper sings helps to create an aura of mystery in the poem. It is from this that the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, is able to...

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    I think that there are a couple of levels of significance to the speaker's question. On one hand, it becomes evident that the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, travels alone. While the reaper in...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    In the third stanza of the poem, The Solitary Reaper Wordsworth uses "Perhaps" since the Gaelic language in which the Highland lass sings her pensive song is not accessible to him as he is an...

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    In "The Solitary Reaper," we know that the highland lass is alone (solitary) and we know that she is unaware of the presence of the speaker. Therefore, she thinks she's alone and thus acts...

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    In "The Solitary Reaper," the speaker uses apostrophe which means that he is addressing some absent person, idea, or thing. In this poem, this could be the speaker himself, nature, or even the...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The Highland (Scottish) girl the speaker describes is celebrated as humanity's connection to nature in a sublime, spiritual sense. He notes her song's superiority but also similarity to the...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    In "The Solitary Reaper," William Wordsworth describes a scene from the Scottish highlands: a "solitary Highland Lass [girl].../Reaping and singing by herself." The narrator of the poem refers to...

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    The speaker of this poem tries to describe the qualities of the singing of the reaper which impresses him so greatly in the second stanza. However, he finds that even the greatest examples of pure...

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    The answer to this question can be found in the third stanza, where the speaker contemplates what it is the reaper is singing about. Although he cannot discern the words that he hears, it is clear...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    The poet orders his listener to behold a “solitary Highland lass” reaping and singing by herself in a field. He says that anyone passing by should either stop here, or “gently pass” so as...

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    I think that the best example of hyperbole can be seen when the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, starts to wonder about what the song actually means. The song is sung in another language, one that...

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  • The Solitary Reaper
    Wordsworth's poem "Solitary Reaper" is the speaker's thoughts regarding his happening upon a young "Highland lass" who is reaping (cutting or gathering- as with crops) and singing to herself. The...

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    This question has already been asked and answered many times here on eNotes. Here is a link for you:...

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    Whenever you are trying to establish the meaning in a particular phrase of group of words in a poem or text, it is vital to read both before and after the given section to see what contextual clues...

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    This poem is yet another example of a Wordsworth poem that is based around one of his walks in nature, but this time in Scotland, rather than in the ubiquitous Lake District that was the focus of...

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    This poem is typical of the work of Wordsworth in the way that it focuses on an enounter that Wordsworth had in the countryside with a woman who works in a field, harvesting the grain. This...

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    its an english poet named William Wordsworth, he was born in england with a twin sister

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