In this poem he speaks about the exquisite charm, beauty, vitality, and gaiety of Lucy who was 'Nature's darling'. Nature becomes enamored of Lucy and creates a contract with her: in exchange for enjoyment of the natural world's gifts, Lucy must die upon reaching maturity. The second and fourth line of each stanza contain six syllables, while the first and third contain eight. In his sparing, careful use of such long and rhythmic words. Addressing her current lack of senses can also imply that the woman might have been one to live life fully, using all of her senses to enjoy each day. Most of you just read the reports and go straight to the meat. About William Wordsworth was born in Cumberland, England in 1770.
In fact, she has become a part of the earth, rolling with it as it turns day to day. Answer The poet thinks that she is now a part of nature. Seeing us, knowing what we know… well, that would tear the Foundation apart, as they see it. The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Now she 'neither hears nor sees'; all those special marks of humanity are gone. To me, these are eight of the most perfect lines of poetry.
Analysis of A Slumber did my Spirit Seal Stanza One A slumber did my spirit seal; I had no human fears: She seemed a thing that could not feel The touch of earthly years. It worked, as you see. In this poem the girl Lucy has reached the farthest point of disembodiment. In the second stanza Wordsworth offers an eerie description of the woman's current situation. It was with Coleridge that Wordsworth published the famous Lyrical Ballads J. The first two lines tell us about the author, or the speaker, the poetic voice through which the author speaks. It gets real dull in here, sometimes.
The next two lines explain that Lucy had seemed to him a 'thing' that could not be touched by the passing of time, 'The touch of earthly years. The only thing that makes me different from you, and why I'm on this side of the glass and you're on the other, is that I saw what comes next. We see the speaker's realization not only that this young woman has died, but also that bad things can happen in a beautiful world. In which lines of the poem do you find your answer? Archived from on 2 March 2013. Obviously, I'm still alive now. In this video will tell you the whole Summary of this poem but the unique thing in my video is that I also translate this poem in Hindi so here are two versions of this poem first is English which is written by William Wordsworth and Hindi Version is written by Sarfraz Ahmad. My folks probably weren't too surprised to hear I was gone, and between you and me, I figure they were counting themselves lucky that they at least got something out of it.
He met with early tragedy in his young life as his mother died when he was only seven years old and he was orphaned at 13. Lucy seemed to be someone who could never grow old. If you enjoyed this poem, check out our. On her death, he did not experience any human fears. We do not feel that the poet and Lucy are as dead as stones; the effect of the poem is to make us feel that stones and trees are alive, and that the daily turning of the earth is a positive, living movement, not a mere mechanical rotation. Breathing, eating, talking, shitting, the whole nine yards.
See, there's nothing wrong with me, or with any of the others. The two were separated after England and France declared war in 1793 and Wordsworth began to develop his radical ideology. It can subtly imply that she had once been an energetic person, not one to stay put in one place for long. And yet, at the same time, she does moves; she is not motionless, she moves with the movement of the whole world, as it turns in space, and this movement she almost seems to feel—certainly the poet feels it for her. All of this has been done to us through the eight short lines of a simple lyric—but a lyric of great compression producing a response of great intensity. I went into light, through the other side of the tunnel.
The poem has perfect unity. Death is the essence of the second stanza, and the merest suggestion of it in the first line of the poem becomes a dominant reality in the second stanza. Anything else I want to tell you? Not as dramatic as you might have hoped, but that's just it. This desire to keep her perpetually young is a testament to the speaker's feelings for the young woman. This is a particularly painful idea in a Wordsworth poem, because he is generally so focused on experiencing the senses. Thus she is immortal now and it is Lucy because of whom he has attained fearlessness from the earthly fears.
The keynote of this poem is immortality. Image: Portrait of William Wordsworth by Benjamin Haydon, 1842; via. Either way, he was unprepared when confronted with the truth. Her personality used to work like a drug on the poet's mind and the girl used to appear to him immortal. In the second stanza he is describing her dead body.
Wordsworth refers to sleep and slumber when he is thinking of something quite different to the normal meaning of these terms; at times he seems to mean a spiritual peace, but here equally he seems to mean an unawareness and this is reinforced by the second line—'I had no human fears'. The very last line of the poem is especially interesting, because the speaker lists both rocks and stones, which are essentially the same. Antonia Till remarks that the poem consists mainly of monosyllables with the occasional disyllable. Good for you, keeping yourself busy. In the first line, he refers to a 'slumber' which sealed his spirit.