Analysis Of The Poem ' We Are Seven ' Essay

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1 Who is the poet talking to in the poem “We Are Seven”? Describe what has happened to this family. Who do you think "wins" the point being discussed and why?
The poet is talking to a child he meets.
“I met a little cottage Girl:
She was eight years old, she said;
Her hair was thick with many a curl
That clustered round her head.”

Two of the girl’s siblings died, but she still counts them as her family.
“Two of us in the church-yard lie,
Beneath the church-yard tree.”

The girl “wins” the discussion, because even at the end of the discussion she still wouldn’t change her opinion.
“’Twas throwing words away; for stil
The little Maid would have her will,
And said, “Nay, we are seven!”

2 In "Lines Written in Early Spring," the poet states that nature is perfect and man is imperfect: Find lines that support this. How do you feel about this?

“To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.”

“If this belief from haven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?”

I agree with the statement that nature is perfect while man is not. Nature is beautiful until man touches it.

3 In "Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," where does the poet go for spiritual revival? How long has it been since he has been here, and how has the place benefited him even in his absence? He seems to become one with the spiritual and mystical power of this…

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