Explain the significance of the imagery in each poem: William Wordsworth's "We are Seven," and Shakespeare's Sonnet 12.
In Wordsworth's poem, the poet refers often to the images of youth regarding the child:
She was eight years old, she said; Her hair was thick with many a curl That clustered round her head.
And there upon the ground I sit, And sing a song to them.... Together round her grave we played, My brother John and I.
These stanzas describe the child in appearance or behavior.
Death is also an ever-present theme in this poem."Two of us in the church-yard lie, My sister and my brother... Two of us in the church-yard lie, Beneath the church-yard tree." "Their graves are green, they may be seen," The little Maid replied... [and regarding the little girl's sister:] Till God released her of her pain; And then she went away.
On the other hand, Sonnet 12's images regarding age deal with the end of one's long life, in...
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