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Tyshera Wilhite Melissa Green English Lit II April 8, 2018 I Wander Lonely as a Cloud v. La Belle Dame Sans Merci`Solitude is the state or situation of being alone or a lonely or uninhabited place. In a sense, solitude has a very negative connotation. When a person thinks of solitude, they get the feelings of sadness, loneliness, depression, devastation, and desperation. Yet solitude can be something so good for a person. Solitude can be good because sometimes a person needs to be alone to growth and develop as a person. Solitude can either be wanted or needed for a multitudeof reasons. One of them being that, someone may be in search or need of a higher power or being. A second reason, may be that they a seeking themselves without the actions or emotions ofothers hindering them. Another reason maybe that they have been abandoned by someone that had a major impact on their lives. The last reason, that I can think of is they might have been an outcast from the very beginning. When I think of the poems, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth and “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” by Percy Shelly, I come to the realizationthat these poems both explore the idea of solitude and commitment. They both explore: relationships with people and nature. These poems do this through the description of the settings,
the feelings they both evoke, and the stories that they tell. Though these poems have share their exploration, they have different ways of going on with exploration. A difference that these poems both have is that even though they both focus on a type of relationship, “I Wandered Lonely as A Cloud” focuses on the relationship of the main character has with nature while “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” focuses on the relationship between man and a woman. The relationship in the Wordsworth poem, seems to be a happy one. In the third stanza,it states that. “A poet could not be but gay, In a jocund company”, (Wordsworth Stanza 3, Line 15). The poet or main character was in such high spirits because of the cheerful company he was in. It seems to be one full of harmony. As if everything happens to reflect the other. The relationship in “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” was indeed a sad, destructive one. It was also very

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