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What is the wanderer seeking?

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The wanderer seems to be seeking both understanding and peace in this poem. He speaks of the family and friends he has lost over the years, most of them killed during war. He has been hardened by life and by battle. The narrator paints the wanderer as a lonely man who is "never too hasty with feelings." Nonetheless, the wanderer feels compelled to tell his stories and share his grief.

The poet uses imagery of great stone walls,...

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