What conclusion does the poet William Wordsworth draw about the song in "The Solitary Reaper"? 

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The maiden's song has a profound effect upon the speaker. So much so, that it remains in his heart long after he last heard it. What's particularly remarkable about the song's powerful effect is that the speaker doesn't even know what the words of the song mean, or what it's about. This "solitary Highland lass" is most probably singing in Scots Gaelic, which would account for the speaker's not being able to understand her.

But although the words of the song may be incomprehensible, the sad, plaintive tone of the music is not. It speaks directly to the weary poet, providing him with spiritual refreshment. Even though the precise meaning of the song may never be known to him, it still connects with the speaker's soul as it partakes of what Wordsworth describes elsewhere as "the still, sad music of humanity."

In listening to the solitary reaper's song, the speaker, in true Romantic fashion, is immediately struck by the primal unity of everyone and everything that exists on this earth; an almost musical unity that transcends artificial distinctions of language, enabling us to communicate with one another.

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In William Wordsworth's "The Solitary Reaper," a nameless narrator encounters a young woman singing in a field. The song is enchanting, and the narrator spends much of the poem imagining exotic locales and trying to comprehend the meaning, or theme, of the song. Though the narrator is not ultimately able to pinpoint a unified theme for the song, he does realize that the young woman's "song could have no ending" (26), and thus Wordsworth ultimately concludes that the song is an evocation of an eternal truth. Though the poet cannot define said truth, the fact that it is has "no ending" is important, as it lends a transcendent endlessness to the finite existence of the solitary reaper. Therefore, though Wordsworth does not pinpoint an ultimate meaning for the reaper's song, he does conclude that the beauty of the song accords the young woman access to a sense of the infinite, thus allowing her to transcend the limitations of her existence and attain a higher level of dignity. 

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