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My Heart Leaps Up Summary & Analysis
by William Wordsworth

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"My Heart Leaps Up" is a short lyric poem by the Romantic poet William Wordsworth. It was written on March 26, 1802 (while Wordsworth was living at Dove Cottage in the scenic Lake District of northern England, according to the diary his sister Dorothy kept of their day-to-day lives), and later published in 1807 as part of Wordsworth's Poems, in Two Volumes. Like many of his poems from this period, "My Heart Leaps Up" was inspired by nature, as the speakers describes the feeling of joy upon seeing a simple rainbow. The poem also appreciates the importance of carrying child-like enthusiasm and wonder throughout life, an idea that Wordsworth returns throughout much of his work.

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