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Poetry is a mysterious thing The use of poetry can be made to bring about a feeling or emotion about something or it can be used to earn a few extra dollars There are some writers though like William Wordsworth who used the writing style to write about their real life experiences It has been suspected that he did just that in his piece A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal to jot down his feelings about a loved one who had passed away It is this honesty that helps to make the poem a great piece of work Wordsworth manages to capture this honesty through his vivid imagery to create a personal sense of being there A slumber did my spirit seal I had no human fears She seemed a thing that could not feel The touch of earthly years No mention has she now no force She neither hears nor sees Rolled round in earths diurnal course With rocks and stones and trees The work is obviously a piece of poetry In the piece a woman has died and her loveradmirer is mourning her loss We believe that it is a woman who has died but in all reality it is not specified as to who or what has died The source of conflict is that the one he loves is dead The poem is organized into two stanzas with a point of view from a mans eyes The author chose this point of view in order to convey a more emotional personal level to the reader It can also be said that the narrator is perhaps Wordsworth himself If so then it would seem that Wordsworth loved someone so passionately he thought she was almost immortal When she dies his only consolation is the one you couldnt argue with until this century matter can be neither created nor destroyed and she lives on with the rock stones and trees The setting is
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