How Might William, Dorothy and Mary Work Together to Copy Out the Poem?
Mary and Dorothy might copy from a text written in Wordsworth’s hand.
Mary and Dorothy might write down the words as Wordsworth speaks them.
Wordsworth was perhaps correcting, redrafting, and composing new poetry as he was going along, whereas Mary and Dorothy were just copying out.
Wordsworth is thinking creatively, Mary and Dorothy are performing a functional task.