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The Sheepfold in 'Michael': Reading

Professor Keith Hanley reads from Wordsworth's "Michael" to illustrate the use of the sheepfold as a symbol in poetry.

In the previous video you have learnt a little about the use of symbols in poetry, particularly in relation to the central object/image of the sheepfold.

Now listen to Professor Keith Hanley’s reading of some core passages in which the sheepfold is used in this way. Listen carefully and think about what the sheepfold stands for, or how its symbolic meaning changes.

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William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place

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