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In Wordsworths We Are Seven Wordsworth seems to make it look as if the little girl doesnt understand there are only five and not seven children due to the deaths of two siblings The adult is failing to grasp some romantic elements such as the childs simplicityinnocence of death or her downright stubbornness towards the adults meddling remarks The adult fails to understand that the girl does not fully understand the deaths of her siblings In the first line of the poem the little girl is described as a simple child As we go further into the poem it seems the adult has forgotten that he is conversing with a child not rather with an adult He does not realize that maybe this childs innocencesimplicity has not allowed her to understand the concept of death Although the fourth line states What should it know of death he does not acknowledge this thought as it seems she does not know what death is In lines 49-60 The first to go was sister Jane In bed she moaning lay Till God released her of her pain And then she went away And when the ground was white with snow And I could run and slide My brother John was forced to go And he lies by her side The little girl seems to think that they only went away for awhile almost like she expects them to come back Although her siblings are dead the girl may still consider them as part of her family Maybe she does fully understand the concept of death and accepts the deaths of her siblings but she refuses to dismiss them as family Back to lines 49-60 she also speaks of her two siblings as though she was close to them when they were living The adult never takes into consideration that she probably felt she would be neglecting the memory of her siblings In line 64 the adult unknowingly
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