Notes On The Solitary Reaper - CBSE Class 9 Literature Reader 101 Communicative
In the poem, “The Solitary Reaper” the poet describes a memorable experience he had while out on a walk. The poet was walking in the valley on the countryside of Scotland. The poet saw a highland girl reaping and singing all alone in the field. The poet advised the passers-by to either listen to her melodious song or go away without disturbing her. The poet was so fascinated by her song that he stopped traveling and listened to her Song. Her beautiful voice filled the whole valley. He compared her song to the sweet notes of the nightingale and the cuckoo. The poet couldn’t catch the words of the song and even unable to understand the theme of the song. He only made a guess that her sad song is related to some old unhappy things that took place in the distant past. Its plaintive tone and melancholy sound touched the poet gently. He wished that her song would go on and on. Then the poet climbed up the hill. The music and the melody kept echoing in his heart long after it was heard no more.

Summary

In the poem, “The Solitary Reaper” the poet describes a memorable experience he had while out on a walk. The poet was walking in the valley on the countryside of Scotland. The poet saw a highland girl reaping and singing all alone in the field. The poet advised the passers-by to either listen to her melodious song or go away without disturbing her. The poet was so fascinated by her song that he stopped traveling and listened to her Song. Her beautiful voice filled the whole valley. He compared her song to the sweet notes of the nightingale and the cuckoo. The poet couldn’t catch the words of the song and even unable to understand the theme of the song. He only made a guess that her sad song is related to some old unhappy things that took place in the distant past. Its plaintive tone and melancholy sound touched the poet gently. He wished that her song would go on and on. Then the poet climbed up the hill. The music and the melody kept echoing in his heart long after it was heard no more.
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