William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English poet. Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, launched the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads.
- 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, st. 4
- Simple: I listened without moving. As I climbed the hill, I bore the music in my heart though I could not hear it.
- What it means: The music was so lovely that it remained in my heart though I couldn't hear it.
- Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way.
- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Stanza 2
- Simple: They are continuous like the stars in the sky.
- A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company.
- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Stanza 3
- Simple: A poet must be happy in such a happy place.
- They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude.
- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Stanza 4
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