1. What conventions of the sonnet form does Wordsworth rely on or refer to in your poem? Does he update or comment upon these traditions? How so?
2. What are the two most important words in the poem? What is their significance?
3. What is happening in the speaker’s mind in the poem? How does his attitude change over the course of the poem? (note: examine the volta!)
4. What duality or opposition does the poem present? How does Wordsworth comment on that opposition?