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The Solitary Reaper – William Wordsworth

A poem “The Solitary Reaper” written by William Wordsworth (Mr. William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet ), in 1807 and published in Two Volumes and This poem was inspired by his sister.

Poem Text: The Solitary Reaper

Behold her, single in the field,

Yon solitary Highland Lass!

Reaping and singing by herself;

Stop here, or gently pass!

Alone she cuts and binds the grain,

And sings a melancholy strain;

O listen! for the Vale profound

Is overflowing with the sound.

No Nightingale did ever chaunt

More welcome notes to weary bands

Of travellers in some shady haunt,

Among Arabian sands:

A voice so thrilling ne’er was heard

In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,

Breaking the silence of the seas

Among the farthest Hebrides.

Will no one tells me what she sings?—

Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow

For old, unhappy, far-off things,

And battles long ago:

Or is it some more humble lay,

Familiar matter of to-day?

Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,

That has been, and maybe again?

Whate’er the theme, the Maiden sang

As if her song could have no ending;

I saw her singing at her work,

And o’er the sickle bending;—

I listened, motionless and still;

And, as I mounted up the hill,

The music in my heart I bore,

Long after it was heard no more.

The Solitary Reaper Review

William Wordsworth had the ability to appreciate and recognize all things beautiful. He felt deeply for magnificence and Nature. Wordsworth writes about a listener to behold a “solitary Highland lass” singing and reaping by herself in a field.

Summary of Solitary Reaper

“The Solitary Reaper is one the most famous post of William Wordsworth.  This Poem “The Solitary Reaper” is a short lyrical ballad and is composed of thirty-two lines and it is divided into four stanzas

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