THE SOLITARY REAPER: ANALISI
The Solitary Reaper. Wordsworth’s The Solitary Reaper is an example of his fundamental belief that poetry was, “Emotion recollected in tranquillity.” It is, on the surface, a very simple poem in which a walker is inspired by hearing the singing of a lovely, but poor Scottish girl working in the fields, becomes, on closer examination, a complex poem about the impact of a unique moment on a man’s sense of his own existence.
Language has a great effect, in fact it makes the experience vivid so that one of the delights of the poem is his capacity to recall the episode so naturally that it is hard to see it merely as a “literary” creation, rather than the results of a real experience simply recounted.
We can notice some important romantic elements in the poem; first of all the function of the after-image in the poet’s mind which can be seen not only as a functional elements to the poetry composition but also as an other world where he can escape from the present.