Look at the year this poem was written, does the time period have any significance on why the young girl had two siblings die? William Wordsworths poem, "We Are Seven"
The poem "We are Seven" by William Wordworth was published in 1798, which makes it a transitional poem from the late 18th century to the early 19th century.
As it is common knowledge, high birth rates were proportional to high mortality rates among infants in the early 19th century and late 18th century, and even before that. There are many reasons for this.
First, most births took place at the family home and...
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