Solitary Reaper: Ever After

Alana Williams is a spoilt rich brat, who gets everything at the tip of her toe, but everything in her life becomes upside down when her family's past decides to come and give a friendly visit.

This story is based on the poem The Solitary Reaper written by William


1. The poem

Hello guys! Before we start the story I need to ask you all a question!

Have you read the poem 'The Solitary Reaper' written by William Wordsworth?

If your answer is yes, you might be aware about all the questions that linger in our mind after reading the poem and you can skip this part and start the story

If your answer is no, then you CANNOT miss this part, as the complete story is based upon the answers of the unanswered questions of the poem! You really have to read the poem! Alright? Ok!

___________________________The Solitary Reaper - William Wordsworth

Behold her single in the field,

Yon Solitary Highland Lass!

Reaping and singing by herself;

Stop here, or gently pass!

Alone she cuts and binds the grain,

And sings a melancholy strain;

O listen! For the Vale Profound

Is overflowing with the sound.

No nightingale did ever chant

More welcome notes to the weary bands

Of travellers in some shady haunts,

Among the Arabian sands:

A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard

In spring time from the cuckoo bird

Breaking the silence of the seas

Among the farthest hebrides

Will no one tell me what she sings?-

Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow

For old unhappy far off-things,

And battles long ago:

Or is it some more humble lay,

Familiar matter of to-day?

Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain

That has been, and maybe again?

What'er the theme, the maiden sang

As if her song could have no ending;

I saw her singing at her work,

And o'er the sickle bending-

I listened, motion less and still;

And as I mounted, up the hill,

The music in my heart I bore,

Long after it was heard no more.


The last line always hits me bad!

If you do not understand the poem still!

1) You can google it (duh!)

2) Ask your parents for explanation

3) Ask your english teacher for explanation

Note that you might become your english teacher's pet if you follow the 3rd option!

You can thank me later!

Now after reading the poem we are left with many questions.

Who is that girl?

What is her name?

What is the context of the song which she is singing?

What was actually happening with her?

These are the unanswered questions left in our mind after reading the poem and these are the questions which we will be answering through our journey!

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