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"We Are Seven" describes an encounter between the speaker, arguably Wordsworth himself, and a little girl with curly hair and a "woodland" air. The little girl is eight years old.

The speaker asks the little girl how many sisters and brother she has, to which the little girl replies that she and her siblings "are seven." When the speaker asks where these siblings are, the little girl says that two of them are in Conway, two have gone to sea, and two are in the churchyard.

The speaker asks how, in this case, the girl can say there are seven children. The little girl reiterates that two of the seven are in the churchyard, to which the speaker says patiently that if there are two children buried in the churchyard,...

(The entire section is 265 words.)