wordsworth notes

wordsworth notes - The cottage pt 1 The first stanza...

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The cottage pt 1 The first stanza introduces first the environment, a beautiful summer day, then the ruined cottage among many trees Then we meet the old man who is going to tell the story, a fellow traveler of the author. There is a lot of visual imagery about the cottage: four naked walls, the detailed description of the garden, etc. When the old man beings to talk (line 67) he talks about loss and death, foreshadowing the subject of the rest of the poem The old man says “she is dead” twice, reinforcing the sadness that is to come in the poem The poem only focuses a few lines on the happiness of their life before he begins describing the bad, starting with the bad harvest season
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