Please explain the last stanza of the poem, "The Solitary Reaper."

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drmonica eNotes educator| Certified Educator

"The Solitary Reaper" is a pastoral poem, typical of the English Romantics and their glorification of nature and the common man. In the opening stanza, the speaker has seen a Highland girl reaping grain, singing while she reaps. This beautiful scene has transported the speaker, a feeling the speaker describes in the second and third stanzas.

In the fourth and final stanza, the speaker's reverie has ended and he leaves, the reaper's song still echoing in his mind.

rebamaria | Student

in the last stanza the poet is made to leave as he had to continue on his journey. he loved to recall the song over and over as it would give the greatest pleasure to all the readers. the song lingered on to its heart for the rest of his life