What does Wordsworth write about the girl's home in "We Are Seven"?

Wordsworth doesn’t directly write about the girl’s home in "We Are Seven." When the girl tells the poet about the deaths of her brother and sister, she reveals some general information about their cottage.

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In William Wordsworth’s poem “We Are Seven,” the speaker does not write directly about the home of the “simple Child” that they strike up a conversation with. The speaker tells about the girl’s hair, her eyes, and her age (she’s eight years old), but they don't delve into the details of her home.

The few specifics about the girl’s home are given by the girl herself. Again, the speaker isn’t too concerned about the ins and outs of the girl’s home; they’re mostly preoccupied with why the girl keeps saying she’s one of seven brothers and sisters when two of her brothers and sisters are dead.

Of course, the speaker’s emphasis on the little girl’s math leads to information about her house. The girl tells the speaker that she lives in a churchyard cottage with her mom. Thus, the reader can say that the girl lives in a small home with her mother.

The girl then tells the speaker that the graves of the two departed siblings are only twelve steps away from the door of this cottage. This tidbit provides further information about the girl’s home. It’s really close to the burial site of her brother and sister.

While there’s general details about the house and its relationship to the graves, the inside of the house mostly remains a mystery. The girl references the inside only once, when she speaks of Jane painfully moaning in bed before she passes away.

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