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Surprised by joy -- impatient as the Wind a I turned to share the transport--Oh with whom b But Thee deep buried in the silent tomb b That spot which no vicissitude can find a Love faithful love recalled thee to my mind a But how could I forget thee Through what power c Even for the least division of an hour c Have I been so beguiled as to be blind a To my most grievous loss--That thoughts return d Was the worst pang that sorrow ever bore e Save one one only when I stood forlorn d Knowing my hearts best treasure was no more e That neither present time nor years unborn d Could to my sight that heavenly face restore e Wordsworth 298 Wordsworth claimed the sonnet Surprised by Joy was written by my daughter Catherine long after her death qtd in Peacock 375 Catherine who died in 1812 at the age of three The sonnet Surprised by Joy was included in Wordsworths Miscellaneous Sonnets an anthology of short poems Peacock 375 Analysis of Surprised by Joy The sonnet opens with a deep inner joy but one that demands sharing with one another the speaker turns to share the transport Wordsworth 298Surprised by joy - impatient as the wind 298 shows a shift in feelings Quickly the speaker is aware of a tremendous loss and of the mortality of the world beyond Love brings the image of Catherine to his mind but the power has beguiled as to make the speaker- blind To my most grievous loss 298 This sudden emotion has caught the speaker off guard - worst pang that sorrow ever bore Save one He feels more sorrow with the memory of the actual day she died Knowing my hearts best treasure
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