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In William Wordworths poem We Are Seven we see Wordsworth asking a little girl about her siblings The little girl says that there are seven of them including two that are dead Wordsworth tries to persuade the little girl that her two deceased siblings cannot be counted among the living because they are no longer alive However this little girl insists that these two be included But they are dead those two are dead There spirits are in heaven Taws throwing words away for still The little Maid would have her will And said Nay we are seven Lines 65-69 No one knows for sure what happens to us when we die In the poem the adult Wordsworth has very natural beliefs that the two deceased children are gone However the little girl believes that they still exist around her maybe not in a physical presence but she still feels that she can sense them There graves are green they may be seen Line 37 The fact that the plants around her siblings graves are alive and growing gives the little girl proof that her brother and sister still exist The little girl represents the innocence and the simple minds of children She will not let go of her beliefs The childs view of life is very natural and innocent Just because someone is dead does not mean that they are gone On the other hand the adult does not view life in the same manner in which the child does The adults older and more complex mind sees life as something that can only be seen something that is physically present In the poem the adult feels that the child is foolish for insisting that her deceased siblings be counted with the living to the adult even the thought of this is absurd The adult in the poem tries to force the little girl to see the matter of life the
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