'The Solitary Reaper

Potkay, "Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music"

This essay addresses the Orphic power of music to seduce and distract--to wring the will of its freedom--in a way that is not incompatible with civic liberty. I focus on two poems from Wordsworth's '1807 Poems, in Two Volumes': the entrancing 'Solitary Reaper' and the poem in which Wordsworth directly addresses the allurements of sound, 'The Power of Music.'


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