Poet Thomas Moore was able to exemplify the significance of the harp through his words. The frequency within the pride for his work is shown throughout each stanza. The first he admires the brightness it holds to lighten even the darkest of places, that the way it’s constructed holds underlying strength towards the significance of what he believes in. As he sets free the harp for others to see, he’s more than confident that they’ll be at glee.
The second stanza describes the sounds that the harp intonates within Moore’s ears. The sound keeps him full of love an warmth that not anything can be able to provide for his comfort. It gives him great joy hearing these sounds that are positive that for the others to have the opportunity to hear these sounds from the harp, it can cure the sadness that lies from within themselves and will provide them with the sensation of thrill and chills they so much needed.
Moore shows the importance of the harp and how delicate he can be when other approaches to it as we undergo the third stanza. We can see that Moore wants to be able to compel the perfection and wonders that lie within the harp. But it’s never meant to be touched by another individual. He expresses how it’s the “Harp of my Country!” But it’s immediately soiled if it’s ever touched by anyone other than him. It goes to show that he sees himself the only one worthy for such an object.
In the last stanza, I can’t be asked. Although beforehand he expresses the harp as the pride of the country and how only he was the worth for the emblem of the country. He later changes his mind and elicits that he only; “but as the wind, passing heedlessly over, And all the wild sweetness I wak’d was thy own.” He shows that now no-one it worthy of such instrument and the so-called new emblem of the country is worthy to no one. Such a time waster Moore was in the end.
– Stephen Muñoz