What do the following words from the poem have in common: holy, eternal, solemn, divine, nun, adoration, heaven, God? What do the following words from the poem have in common: holy, eternal, solemn, divine, nun, adoration, heaven, God?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

This poem is thought to have been based on an actual even in the poet's life.

Wordsworth wrote this poem after he had been separated from his love, Annette and their child Caroline.  He had not seen his daughter for a long time, so he equated all his feelings for her with the divine.  Appreciating the setting sun, and sensing God's presence in the rhythm of nature. 

He uses these words to express the divine, the divine he sees in nature and in his love for his daughter.

This poem is very personal in nature.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

Posted on

Soaring plane image

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial

Already a member? Log in here.

Are you a teacher? Sign up now