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    a question about (she dwelt) poem

    May you explain for me the theme(s) of (she dwelt) by William Wordsworth?


    She dwelt among the untrodden ways
    Beside the springs of Dove,
    A Maid whom there were none to praise
    And very few to love:

    A violet by a mossy stone
    Half hidden from the eye!
    --Fair as a star, when only one
    Is shining in the sky.

    She lived unknown, and few could know
    When Lucy ceased to be;
    But she is in her grave, and, oh,
    The difference to me!

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    It's about a beautiful woman in a remote area, who was seen by few, but whose death affected the wrtiter greatly.

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    I would say that the theme is the writer's grief for a lost love. In this case the love was lost to death. ("Love" can be a noun as well as a verb.)


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