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He identifies not with landowners but with the vagrant mother he imagines. He uses the same term, “wilder,” to describe both her wanderings in a storm (285) and his own night-time disorientation (376); his own melancholy – “Still the cold cheek its shuddering tear retains” (388) – appears as a reflection of the freezing mother’s “flooded cheek” (296). Like the homeless mother, the speaker feels displaced and craves the company of a missing companion. At the poem’s end he is homeward bound (434), but not to the home he really desires – that can only be imagined, a few lines earlier, as a “distant scene” (414) to be shared in the future with his absent friend.

For Pfau, Wordsworth’s correspondence during the early 1790s is less interesting for its ambiguous political content than for its dedication to the broader goal of literary professionalization per se. This argument helpfully redirects discussion of young Wordsworth’s politics away from unresolved, and perhaps unresolvable, arguments about the precise nature of his beliefs at any given point in time. Its utility for describing Wordsworth’s situation in the early and mid-1790s is qualified by the fact that these are precisely the years when he became a writer who did not publish.

The male – like the poem’s imaginary troops parading with heraldic banners and the cock on the farm flaunting his plumage – is intent on personal appearance and spectacle. The female swan, by contrast, is a caretaker of the home and children largely because she “in a mother’s care, her beauty’s pride / Forgets” (213–14). Self-forgetfulness is part of what allows her to shelter the ducklings when they are weary by having them “mount her back, and rest / Close by her mantling wings’ embraces prest” (218).

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