The feeling of frantically searching, the weeping and accepting her death, and the renewed hope at seeing her footsteps are all feelings the readers can either relate to or at least imagine. Lucy only appears in the second half of the poem, where she is linked with the English landscape. Lucy gray was a lonely child who grew up in the lap of nature surrounded by the warmth and serenity of the wilderness. It was founded on a circumstance told me by my Sister, of a little girl who, not far from Halifax in Yorkshire, was bewildered in a snow-storm. That it was to the poet's honour, I do not doubt; but who ever learned such secrets rightly? It relates the incident of a little girl who went out one evening into the snow storm and never returned.
None of the proposals have met with widespread acceptance. With this description, the readers can imagine poor little Lucy, lost in the storm and climbing hill after hill only to be lost in the storm. Her footsteps were traced by her parents to the middle of the lock of a canal, and no other vestige of her, backward or forward, could be traced. The storm came on before its time: She wandered up and down; And many a hill did Lucy climb: But never reached the town. In the poem… 482 Words 2 Pages Daffodils are happy flowers. Wordsworth and the Human Heart.
They followed from the snowy bank The footmarks, one by one, Into the middle of the plank, And further there were none. She has become a part of it. The storm came on before its time: She wandered up and down; And many a hill did Lucy climb: But never reached the town. William Wordsworth, Select Poems of William Wordsworth. . Not blither is the mountain roe; With many a wanton stroke Her feet disperse the powdery snow, That rises up like smoke.
This, of course, would be what the parents would have desperately hoped for after realizing that their daughter was not alive. All that can be gathered about Lucy from his poems suggest that she represents more than one person, and that she is the combined representation of all the people that Wordsworth had loved and lost. Throughout, the motion of the moon is set in opposition to the motion of the speaker. Since her footprints did not go all the way across the bridge this means that point is not an end. Then from the hill's edge They the small; And the hawthorn hedge, And by the long stone-wall; And then an open they crossed: The were the same; They them on, nor ever lost; And to the they came.
Wordsworth suffered the loss of his own son and daughter, and those deaths seem to forever haunt him. It was founded on a circumstance told me by my Sister, of a little girl who, not far from Halifax in Yorkshire, was bewildered in a snow-storm. Unfortunately, the snowstorm which was supposed to hit the region in the night arrived very early. The one aspect of his life that most… 2496 Words 10 Pages William Blake's London and William Wordsworth's London, 1802 The figure of the poet as it pertains to William Blake and William Wordsworth is different according to the perception of most analysts. According to Wordsworth, poetry is philosophical of all writings.
Lucy is a Woman in a Refrigerator, because, were she still alive, Wordsworth would have nothing to write about her. Then downward from the steep hill's edge They track'd the footmarks small; And through the broken hawthorn-hedge, And by the long stone-wall; And then an open field they cross'd, The marks were still the same; They track'd them on, nor ever lost, And to the Bridge they came. It is up to them to find her and if they do not find her alive, it is a failure on their part to keep their child safe and alive. The questions are not new, but for the first time in recent memory the exchanges appear to be part of an ongoing dialog. Both Walz and Bruhn rightly read Lucy as the representation of the feminine other. The poet's grief is private, and he is unable to fully explain its source.
London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Please subscribe and leave feedback. Wordsworth's voice slowly disappears from the poems as they progress, and his voice is entirely absent from the fifth poem. She sings 'a solitary song' that blends with the sound of the wind. Yet some maintain that to this day She is a living Child, That you may see sweet Lucy Gray Upon the lonesome Wild.
The 'Lucy Poems': A Case Study in Literary Knowledge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1948. Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray, And, when I crossed the Wild, I chanced to see at break of day The solitary Child. His poems are very well written and very beautiful. William Wordsworth: A Poetic Life. The first stanza simply strikes up curiosity about Lucy and sets her up as an important figure.