How is the reaper's concentration on her work reflected in "The Solitary Reaper" by William Wordsworth?
In this poem, Wordsworth describes the experience of watching a solitary reaper who has no idea she is being watched. She is very much in "tune" with nature. Wordsworth was always interested in the artist's connection with nature. Also, his Romanticism and his poetry often concern the theme of the individual in nature. So, when he watches and listens to the "solitary" reaper, we can relate her art (singing) to Wordsworth's own art (poetry). In the first stanza, her work is linked with her song.
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,And sings a melancholy strain;O listen! for the Vale profoundIs overflowing with the sound.
Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sangAs if her song could have no ending;I saw her singing at her work . . .