A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Symbols & Objects

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The Slumber

The slumber referred to in the poem’s title and opening line symbolizes a state of sensory deprivation in which the soul exists unencumbered by the physical experience of the external world. The use of the word “seal” to refer to the slumber’s effect on the soul implies a cutting off or removal from something, in this case sensory experience (1). Such a state is referenced in other works by Wordsworth, and here it is used to describe the feelings of pure bliss the speaker feels in the company of his beloved. Because their soul is unencumbered by the external world, they possess “no human fears” and are able to enjoy their positive emotions to the fullest extent (2).

Earth’s Diurnal Course

Earth’s diurnal course, described in the seventh line of the poem, symbolizes the inescapable pull of time on all things. The fact...

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