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1

This poem can be linked with Humming-bird and the theme of solitude. Lawrence craves nothing more than absolute solitude from all other beings. Repetition to prove point

I know no greater delight than the sheer delight of being alone.

2

He envies the moon, in the sky alone uninterrupted by mankind. Wishes for that isolation. Personifies the moon

the delicious pleasure of the moon
that she has in travelling by herself

3

Enjambment used to highlight the loneliness of this tree. This tree and its loneliness is to be celebrated

the splendid growing of an ash-tree
alone

4

Alliteration of the tree. He wishes to be it. Personified as it hums, something people do when they are happy and satisfied. Remote from society in the country. Appeals to hearing

on a hill in the north, humming in the wind